Rodgers spreads the ball around as Packers score 25 straight

Reuters

Early in the second quarter tonight in Atlanta, when the Falcons had a 14-0 lead over the Packers, it looked like Green Bay was on its way to its first loss of the season.

At least, it looked that way to those who forgot that this is the NFL season when no lead is safe, when quarterbacks are moving the ball at will, and when offenses are doing unprecedented things in the passing game.

And so the Packers methodically went from down 14-0 to winning 25-14, with Aaron Rodgers leading the way by completing 26 of 39 passes for 396 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Rodgers completed passes to a Packers franchise record 12 different receivers.

The Packers are now 5-0 and have the best record in the NFL at the moment, a record the Lions can match on Monday night. It’s clear that the Super Bowl champions remain the class of the NFL.

And as for the Falcons, whom many experts viewed as threats to take the title from the Packers? They’re 2-3 and facing serious questions about whether they can be contenders this season.

56 responses to “Rodgers spreads the ball around as Packers score 25 straight

  1. The 1st two quarters sucked, it was a heavyweight bout’, we were a little overconfident, got punched in the mouth twice, but the rest of the story was yet to be written…

    we fought and wrote the rest…..
    PACKERS 5-0 ….VICTORY!
    Overcome Adversity, Make the most of our opportunity….

  2. What has happened to the Falcons this season? Really thought they’d be serious contenders this year and they just seem to have lost their mojo.

  3. Good game Falcons fans….. You have a good team and we may see you in the playoffs.

    Wouldn’t it be crazy if the Packers and the Lions had the best records in the conference, and yet one of them had to go on the road in the playoffs as a wildcard?

  4. If you can’t pass, you are not elite.

    That being said, Green Bay was able to successfully move the ball on the ground and kill critical clock. This was all setup by the pass though.

    Hats off to McCarthy too. Called a hell of a game.

  5. I thought it was going to be a really high scoring game 30 plus for both teams, but GBs defense settled down after thier first 2 drives.

    Something the defense of GB eventually does every game, but its a matter of if they do it soon enough.

  6. I’m curious to know how the Falcons thought they could win tonight with under 175 yards of passing.

    Their offense looked predictable and ill-prepared.

  7. Aaron Rodgers makes the NFL game look so easy. It seems like nothing ever confuses him, its just totally amazing. The guy is a complete stud who puts up ridiculous numbers. He is the second best qb in football without question. Except for Brady, who is better than him?

  8. Matt Ryan is overrated, and Turner has lost a significant step.

    I’m not convinced they even make the playoffs, especially in that division.

  9. As much as I despise the Packers, Rogers is the best quarterback in the NFL. He is a class act for how he handles himself on the field and off the field. We are 5 games in the season and still many games to play, but I just do not see them losing the 2012 Super Bowl.

  10. Sung to the tune of Pinball Wizard:

    “He stands like a statue, becomes part of the field
    Ignores flash bulbs flashin, Rodgers will never yield
    Always finds the end zone, never fails at all
    That young kid from North Cal, SURE PLAYS A MEAN FOOTBALL!”

    And then:

    “The world’s new FOOTBALL LORD! He’s scorin more! He’s scorin more! He’s scorin MOOOOORRRREEEEE!!!!!!!!!”

  11. Deb says:Oct 9, 2011 11:50 PM

    What has happened to the Falcons this season? Really thought they’d be serious contenders this year and they just seem to have lost their mojo.
    ________

    Who asked you?

  12. The Falcons are not that good. Last yr they got every break and showed their true colors in the playoffs. They are a .500 team and at the moment, not even that. If Vick doesn’t leave they lose that game too. Should be 1-4

  13. The Packers are the most complete team I’ve seen since I saw the Lynx sweep the Dream in the Finals.

  14. As a Falcons fan, this is an inexcusable loss!! You have them on the ropes early, and your defense plays well enough to win the football game, and the offense goes 7 drives in a row without points to end the game… 5 punts and 2 catch-able passes dropped for interceptions. Same story for the ATL offense, the defense adjusts to stop what you are doing, so you keep doing it. Mularkey needs to go as soon as humanly possible. Get a jump start on next season, because this team is going to be hard pressed to get to 6 wins.

  15. He only tied the record with 12 different receivers?

    I’m surprised he didn’t do it sooner…

  16. I somehow feel sorry for gamblers this is a game that “vegas” pegged as being high scoring? how the hell do they know.. also heard on a radio show in bmore an”expert” ranting off that bills 28-eagles 25. Didnt turn out as such. Probability of guesing is harder than it seems, and make no mistake its just plain guessing no models involved here. Save your money folks and enjoy the game as it should.

  17. I was worried big time, that Run Game was working us, we fell behind…
    My whole thought was, “Lets just get a fast lead and run up the score…”

    next thing you know, we’re trailing 14-0 and they’re unstoppable and milking the clock…

    whew!

  18. How anyone can think Brady is better than Rodgers, right now, is an idiot. Its really not even close IMO. We’re watching something special.

  19. This is such a blast. What an amazing time this is for the great state of Wisconsin! It’s something I’ve been anticipating for a long time, based on our love for great American sports. That being said, I am thoroughly enjoying the success our beloved teams have been accomplishing.

    On Wisconsin!

  20. As a Falcons fan, this is an inexcusable loss!! You have them on the ropes early, and your defense plays well enough to win the football game, and the offense goes 7 drives in a row without points to end the game… 5 punts and 2 catch-able passes dropped for interceptions. Same story for the ATL offense, the defense adjusts to stop what you are doing, so you keep doing it. Mularkey needs to go as soon as humanly possible. Get a jump start on next season, because this team is going to be hard pressed to get to 6 wins.

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    The Falsons don’t have the tools to make major adjustments. I remember last yar when everyone said “Matty Ice” was the best yound QB in football. Aaron Rodgers has now shown you ntwice on your home field. Playing without either starting tackles and coming back from a 14 to 0 defict. The Packers made great in game adjustments on both sides of the ball, and they have the personel to play any type of game. A credit to Ted Thompson and the coaching staff. Great game Packer Nation

  21. This was an FU performance by Rodgers to all his critics and Bret Favre. The Falcons can’t be too happy with that Atlanta radio station for giving the diva a platform to bash Rodgers and riling him up. Talk about juicy billboard material for the Packers.

  22. Rodgers better than a 6th rd pick QB who has won -3 sb with mediocre receivers no1 remembers.
    – 2001 NFL Super Bowl MVP
    -2003 NFL Super Bowl MVP
    -2007 NFL AP MVP
    -2007 NFL PFWA MVP
    -2007 NFL Newspaper Ent. Assoc. MVP
    -2007 NFL Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year)
    -2007 NFL AP Offensive Player of the Year
    -2009 NFL AP Comeback Player of the Year
    -2010 NFL AP MVP
    -2010 NFL PFWA MVP(1st unanimous)
    -2010 NFL AP Offensive Player of the Year
    -6 time pro bowler (2 all pro)
    -16-0 (1st ever) could of been 19-0 but hey it is what it is.
    -125-37 (.772) in regular-season and playoff games. best record of any NFL quarterback in the Super Bowl Era (since 1966) with at least 100 starts
    -Touchdown-to-interception ratio (2.53) is the best in NFL history among all players with 2,000 or more passing attempts
    -A streak of 335 consecutive pass attempts without an interception(record)
    -50td Record
    ……Umm yeah..I want whatever you guys are smoking 🙂 both Qb’s are still playing and will be playing for a while. It’s dumb to state who’s the better Qb until they retire so yall need to lay off this conversation till its all set or done. Unless Rodgers wins another 2 sb. That will be something.

  23. I’m a Packer fan but can’t believe how the Falcons went into the tank. To me their tempo on offense was just not there. Either huddle up and run plays normally, or run a faster tempo no huddle.

    It was like watching a basketball team up 10 trying to run 4 corners for an entire half.

  24. Looking at reporter and talking with his ahh shucks I am great look BrINT speaks:

    “With all the talent around (tap tappity tap tap tap click whirrrr (picture being taken) send) Aaron should have won in the 1st quarter. It is Aaron’s fault for Clifton’s injury

    Reporter: “Are those new Crocs BrINT ? Please put that away I don’t want to see that. Who are you texting now a younger looking Deanna?”

    BrINT no my tastes have changed I’m texting Betty White with all my injuries we would both have to be careful so no bones are broken”

  25. beastofbeast you contradict yourself. If it’s pointless to have the conversation until both have retired, why are you bringing up all these Tom Brady awards and achievements? Wait until they retire then.

  26. @beantownbeastoftheeast says:
    Oct 10, 2011 1:58 AM
    Rodgers better than a 6th rd pick QB who has won -3 sb with mediocre receivers no1 remembers.……Umm yeah..I want whatever you guys are smoking both Qb’s are still playing and will be playing for a while. It’s dumb to state who’s the better Qb until they retire so yall need to lay off this conversation till its all set or done. Unless Rodgers wins another 2 sb. That will be something.
    —————-

    Beantown, there is no truly objective Packer fan like myself who could honestly disagree with you regarding Brady > Rodgers, that is, if we’re talking over the course of a quarterback’s WHOLE career. No doubt, Brady deserves that respect he’s earned. (A good debate in terms of a whole career would be a Montana vs. Brady comparison).

    However, as for just RIGHT NOW in the present, you can’t fault some who put Rodgers on par with Brady, if not a smidgen ahead of Brady because of Rodgers’ younger legs/better scrambling ability which has made him the master of the play action pass/roll-outs in a way Brady never was.

    Again, Rodgers is going to have to perform at this level for quite awhile longer for him to be mentioned on the level of Brady and Manning come 20 years from now.

  27. We are talking about this year beantown. Brady’s four int game puts him a step behind Rodgers. Nobody will argue that right now. Has Brady accomplished more in his career? Sure, but so far this year I would rather have Rodgers and like you said we will have a better understanding once both careers are said and done. Brady’s career will be over pretty soon actually.

  28. minnysoda says:
    Oct 10, 2011 2:27 AM
    Looking at reporter and talking with his ahh shucks I am great look BrINT speaks:

    “With all the talent around (tap tappity tap tap tap click whirrrr (picture being taken) send) Aaron should have won in the 1st quarter. It is Aaron’s fault for Clifton’s injury

    Reporter: “Are those new Crocs BrINT ? Please put that away I don’t want to see that. Who are you texting now a younger looking Deanna?”

    BrINT no my tastes have changed I’m texting Betty White with all my injuries we would both have to be careful so no bones are broken”
    ================================
    Easy Viking fan. Your hate is way too obvious.

  29. Falcons are a poorly coached bad team. Mike Smith bitches and whines about every call.

  30. I expected Rodgers to throw to a franchise record 12 different players a lot quicker than this. You know, with the team being so good 3 years ago and all.

  31. Falcons still have a shot making playoffs as the second wildcard. Considering the weakness in the East and West, I still think wildcard 2 comes out of South. Question is whether its the Falcon’s or my Bucs.

  32. But wait…that can’t be possible…according to Rowdy Roddy White, the FalCONs are better than the Packers! See, this is why you should do your talking on the field instead of off of it.

  33. Those defending Brady right now aren’t understanding what people are saying about Rodgers. No one is saying Rodgers has already had a better overall career than Brady. They’re saying that RIGHT NOW, Rodgers is playing QB better than Brady or ANY other QB in the NFL.

    That is an accurate assessment, in my opinion.

    Brady is playing great football, as he almost always does. He is still in the conversation for best QB all time.

    But in October of 2011, Aaron Rodgers is playing even better than Brady. He just is.

    There was a fan poll on NFL Network about whether Rodgers will end up with a better career than Favre. Over 60% said yes he will. I agree. He is smarter and makes better decisions on the field. He is likely to win multiple championships to Favre’s single Super Bowl early in his career.

    Even though Brady and Manning were talked about the past few years as being 1 and 1a as the best QBs ever, Rodgers will, if he keeps playing like he’s playing right now, have to join in that conversation. He’s playing THAT well and has been for awhile now.

  34. Carl Gerbschmidt says:

    Deb says:

    What has happened to the Falcons this season? Really thought they’d be serious contenders this year and they just seem to have lost their mojo.
    ________

    Who asked you?
    ———————————————–
    Awwww … and the Baby Bear said to the Mama Bear, “Whaaaaaaaaaa!!!!”

  35. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Oct 10, 2011 12:04 AM
    As much as it pains me to say, Go Bears.
    ________

    They aren’t even your rival.

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