Packers 22, Falcons 21

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.


Packers 22, Falcons 21 12/08/13 [Last modified: Sunday, December 8, 2013 8:37pm]

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