PACKERS TOP FALCONS AT LAMBEAU FIELD
– The Packers improved to 6-6-1 on the season with a 22-21 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon. Including playoffs, Green Bay has won three straight games against Atlanta.
– For Green Bay, it marked its 13th consecutive regular-season home win in December/January, the longest current home winning streak in the league in games played Dec. 1 or later. The Packers improved to 16-5 overall in the regular season in December/January since 2009.
– The Packers didn’t allow any points in the second half, their first time doing so since Dec. 2, 2012, vs. Minnesota.
– It was the Packers’ first one-point win since their 28-27 victory over New Orleans last season at Lambeau Field in Week 4.
– The Packers will go on the road to take on the Dallas Cowboys next Sunday at 3:25 p.m. (CST) at AT&T Stadium. This will be the first matchup between Green Bay and Dallas at the stadium and the Packers’ first game at the Cowboys since 2007.
OTHER POST-GAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 77,550. It was the 318th consecutive sellout (300 regular season, 18 playoffs) at Lambeau Field.
– The Packers’ 18-play TD drive in the first quarter on Sunday was their longest TD drive in terms of plays since a 19-play drive vs. Chicago on Sept. 19, 2004.
– With 10 points on the afternoon, K Mason Crosby brought his career scoring total to 880 points. That is the most by a player in league history in his first seven seasons, topping the previous mark of 874 points by Colts K Mike Vanderjagt from 1998-2004.
– RB Eddie Lacy’s 1-yard TD run in the first quarter was his seventh rushing TD of the season. That is the most by a Green Bay rookie in a season, topping Samkon Gado’s mark of six rushing TDs in 2005.
– With 20 rushing attempts on the afternoon, Lacy now has 227 carries for the season, the most by a rookie in franchise history (John Brockington, 216, 1971).
– With 85 yards on four receptions against the Falcons, WR Jordy Nelson brought his season receiving total to 1,046 yards. It is the second 1,000-yard receiving season of his career (1,263 in 2011).
– With a 46-yard reception on Sunday, Nelson now has 15 catches of 25-plus yards this season. That is one shy of the most by a Packer in a season since 1994 (Nelson, 16 in 2011; WR Greg Jennings, 16 in 2010).
– TE Andrew Quarless posted a career-high 66 receiving yards on a career-best six catches. His previous highs in both categories (five receptions, 62 yards) came at Detroit on Dec. 12, 2010. Quarless’ 2-yard TD grab in the fourth quarter was the second TD catch of his career.
– QB Matt Flynn connected on 24 of 32 passes on the afternoon, a 75.0 completion percentage that was his career high (min. 10 attempts).
– Flynn’s 17-yard run in the second quarter was the longest run of his career.
– P Tim Masthay’s 62-yard punt in the fourth quarter was his longest of the season and his longest since a 65-yarder vs. Jacksonville on Oct. 28, 2012.
– DE/LB Mike Neal’s forced fumble on a fourth-quarter sack was his first since Oct. 3, 2010, vs. Detroit.
– DT Johnny Jolly registered his first fumble recovery since Nov. 1, 2009, vs. Minnesota.
– CB Jarrett Bush’s fourth-quarter interception was his first INT since he posted one vs. Detroit on Jan. 1, 2012.
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