Green Bay Packers (5-7-1) 34, Atlanta Falcons (4-9) 20
Sunday December 9th 2018 (at Green Bay)
GAME RECAP (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
(GREEN BAY) - Aaron Rodgers broke Tom Brady's NFL record for most consecutive passes without an interception in style, setting the mark on a 24-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb that helped the Green Bay Packers beat the visiting Atlanta Falcons 34-20 on Sunday. The pass was Rodgers' 359th in a row without an interception dating to Week 4 of this season, a twice-deflected pass against Buffalo. Brady went 358 passes without an interception during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Rodgers' record-setting play, in the midst of an otherwise subpar season by his historic standards, came in the third quarter to give Green Bay a 27-7 lead. Rodgers finished 21-of-32 passing for 196 yards with two touchdowns, ending the game with a streak of 368 consecutive passes without an interception. The outcome made a winner of interim coach Joe Philbin, who replaced Mike McCarthy after the team's 13th-year head coach was fired shortly after last week's loss to the Arizona Cardinals. In a battle between two of the NFL's most disappointing teams, cornerback Bashaud Breeland returned an interception for a touchdown for the Packers (5-7-1), who snapped a three-game losing streak. The Falcons (4-9) lost their fifth in a row. Atlanta's day was summed up midway through the fourth quarter. Having pulled within 34-14 on receiver Julio Jones' second touchdown catch of the day, the Falcons were back on the move. On first-and-goal from the 8, center Alex Mack's shotgun snap hit receiver Mohamed Sanu, who was motioning from left to right. Breeland recovered to essentially put the final nail in the coffin. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed 28 of 42 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Most of the production came in the second half, with the Falcons in catch-up mode. The Packers led 20-7 at halftime. The Falcons struck first, as the last of three completions to Jones was a 16-yard touchdown. Green Bay answered immediately, with Rodgers hitting receiver Davante Adams for a 7-yard score. What looked like a track meet, however, turned into a commanding Packers lead. Crosby, who missed a 49-yard field goal that would have forced overtime last week against the Cardinals, hit field goals of 50 and 48 yards. In between, Breeland jumped in front of a pass to tight end Austin Hooper and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown. A 29-yard rush by Aaron Jones with 5:51 left in the third quarter made it 34-7 and the rout was on.
                           ATLANTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                     22            23
Rushes-yards                24-107        25-138
Net Passing yards              237           162
Passing (Att-Comp-Int)     42-28-1       32-21-0
Sacked-Yards Lost             2-25          4-34
Punts-Average               4-50.0        4-42.3
Fumbles                          1             0
Penalties-Yards             13-101          6-37
Time of Possession           30:49         29:11
ATLANTA     -   7   0   0  13  - 20
GREEN BAY   -   7  13  14   0  - 34
1st - ATL - Julio Jones, 16-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick) ATLANTA 7-0
1st - GB - Davante Adams, 7-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick) TIED 7-7 
2nd - GB - Crosby, 50-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - GB - Bashaud Breeland, 22-yard interception return (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 17-7
2nd - GB - Crosby, 48-yard field goal GREEN BAY 20-7
3rd - GB - Randall Cobb, 24-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 27-7
3rd - GB - Aaron Jones, 29-yard run (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 34-7
4th - ATL - Jones, 12-yard pass from Ryan (Bryant kick) GREEN BAY 34-14
4th - ATL - Justin Hardy, 19-yard pass from Ryan (Bryant kick failed) GREEN BAY 34-20
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Aaron Jones 17-78 1 TD, Aaron Rodgers 3-44, Jamaal Williams 4-17, DeShone Kizer 1-(-1)
ATLANTA - Ito Smith 11-60, Tevin Coleman 10-45, Brian Hill 1-5, Matt Ryan 1-0, Marvin Hall 1-(-3)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers 32-21-196 2 TD
ATLANTA - Matt Ryan 42-28-262 3 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Davante Adams 7-81 1 TD, Randall Cobb 5-43 1 TD, Aaron Jones 3-28, Marquez Valdes-Scantling 2-19, Jimmy Graham 2-13, Equanimeous St. Brown 2-12
ATLANTA - Julio Jones 8-106 2 TD, Mohamed Sanu 6-54, Austin Hooper 4-37, Justin Hardy 3-30 1 TD, Ito Smith 3-14, Eric Saubert 2-15, Calvin Ridley 1-10, Tevin Coleman 1-(-4)