The Green Bay Packers’ offense got off to a very good start today under interim head coach Joe Philbin, who is calling offensive plays for the first time in two decades. Green Bay marched straight down the field on their opening drive for a touchdown, with Aaron Rodgers looking locked in and Davante Adams getting into the end zone.
That made it look like the game would be a shootout early on, as it came immediately after an easy touchdown drive by the Falcons. However, the Packers’ defense picked up their play on the Falcons’ second drive, and they actually matched Atlanta’s point output on their own. Bashaud Breeland’s interception return touchdown put the Packers up 17-7 and gave Green Bay just its second non-offensive touchdown of the season.
The Packers added a pair of field goals from Mason Crosby, including one at the very end of the second quarter, to lead the game 20-7 at the break. Green Bay will have the ball first to start the third quarter.