Packers shake off boos, losing streak
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Packers, booed at halftime, responded with their most complete performance in weeks. Matt Flynn passed for 258 yards and Green Bay ended a five-game skid.
"Good to win, it's been a while. Forgot what it felt like," coach Mike McCarthy said.
It came down to defense in a nail-biting fourth quarter. Defensive end Mike Neal's sack forced Matt Ryan to fumble, and defensive tackle Johnny Jolly recovered, celebrating with a belly dance. Four plays later, Flynn found Andrew Quarless for a 2-yard TD pass for the 22-21 lead with 12 minutes left.
It was 9 degrees at game time.
Atlanta's Matt Bryant missed a 52-yard field goal into the wind with 6:42 left. The Falcons got to the 33 with two minutes left, but Tony Gonzalez dropped a short pass.
"We had our chances to make some plays in all three phases and we didn't," Falcons coach Mike Smith said.