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Packers-Falcons, Week 8: Second Half Game Updates & Discussion

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After 30 minutes, Aaron Rodgers looks like he’s back to his old tricks.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

After 30 minutes of football, one thing is clear: Aaron Rodgers likes playing against the Atlanta Falcons’ defense at the Georgia Dome. The Green Bay Packers’ quarterback has three touchdown passes in the first half and has made some vintage Rodgers throws. Early on, he hit Jordy Nelson for a 58-yard gain to set up a short score to Nelson. Then he found Geronimo Allison for the rookie’s first catch and touchdown of his career.

Then he made a picture-perfect throw to Trevor Davis, who had set up the Packers in the red zone with a 55-yard punt return a few plays earlier. The pass found Davis perfectly in the front corner of the end zone, putting the Packers up 21-13 in the second quarter.

The Falcons’ offense has plenty of production as well, however, but the Packers’ defense has found a way to hold on a few occasions, forcing two field goals after long drives. The Falcons struck again late in the first half, however, pulling within two points at 21-19 on a receiving touchdown from Devonta Freeman. Matt Ryan was sacked by Julius Peppers on a two-point conversion attempt, though, as the Packers’ lead remained intact.

However, the Packers were able to drive down the field quickly, with just 30 seconds left in the half, and Mason Crosby tacked on a field goal to make the score 24-19 at halftime.

Stay tuned for more here at APC as we follow along with the second half. The Packers will receive the opening kickoff of the second half.

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