The Packers improved to 10-3 on Monday night, but things were a little more difficult than it looked like they’d be when the Packers ran out to a 31-7 lead in the first half.
Atlanta rallied to score 30 points in the second half, drawing within six points with just over two minutes to play in a game that wasn’t the laugher it appeared to be after 30 minutes. The offense was able to salt the game away from there, but members of the Green Bay defense expressed disappointment in the way they played a week after shutting down Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t share their dismay.
“I’m excited about our team. There’s been some ups and downs on both sides of the ball all season. But we’re really getting this home-field advantage thing going, with the crowd noise, with the footing, with the way we’re playing, being really balanced on offense,” Rodgers said, via ESPNWisconsin.com. “The defense, they’ll look at the film and they’ll correct things. I’m not worried about that. If it takes scoring 38-plus points to win, then that’s what we’ve got to do. There’s no excuses with our offense. There may have been a slight relaxation there at halftime up 24. Occasionally, that can be the natural thing.”
While the defense clearly needs to tighten up, you can forgive Rodgers for shrugging his shoulders about having to score a lot of points in a game at Lambeau Field. He’s now up to 23 touchdowns and no interceptions on the year on his home field and it seems like the offense is capable of doing whatever it takes to keep winning in Green Bay.