Robert Tonyan’s three touchdowns carry Packers to 30-16 win over Falcons

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Packers tight end Robert Tonyan caught three of Aaron Rodgers‘ four touchdown passes as Green Bay cruised to a 30-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night.

Rodgers had just six incompletions on the night while throwing for 327 yards and the four touchdowns for Green Bay despite being without starting wide receivers Davante Adams and Allen Lazard. The Packers have now scored at least 30 points in each of their first four victories to open the season.

Rodgers and the Packers still managed to take advantage of a significantly depleted Atlanta secondary to improve to 4-0 on the year. A 6-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Jones gave Green Bay an early 7-0 lead. After a 23-yard field goal from Elliott Fry got the Falcons on the board in the second quarter, the connection with Tonyan started to emerge.

Tonyan caught a 19-yard touchdown pass with 2:28 left in the first half to give Green Bay a 13-3 advantage. After a very quick three-and-out by the Falcons, it took just 51 seconds for Tonyan and Rodgers to hook up again as an 8-yard touchdown pass capped a 50-yard drive before the half.

Todd Gurley found the end zone twice on the night for Atlanta as they tried to manage with a hobbled and eventually sidelined Julio Jones. Gurley rushed for 57 yards on 16 carries with a 5-yard score closing the gap to 20-9 in the third quarter with Fry missing an extra point try.

Tonyan then added a 21-yard touchdown grab on Green Bay’s ensuing possession to extend the lead to 27-9. Tonyan finished the night with six catches for 98 yards. Jamaal Williams had 95 yards on eight catches for Jones finished with 71 rushing yards on 15 carries for Green Bay.

Gurley’s 3-yard touchdown again closed the deficit but the Falcons managed to get no closer. Mason Crosby added a 48-yard field goal to push the Green Bay lead to 30-16. A fourth down pass from Matt Ryan intended for Calvin Ridley was late and behind its intended target in the end zone and was broken up by Adrian Amos with 3:38 left to play.

Ryan completed 28 of 39 passes for 285 yards for the Falcons. With Jones out due to a hamstring injury, Olamide Zaccheaus ended up leading Atlanta in receiving with eight catches for 86 yards.

25 responses to “Robert Tonyan’s three touchdowns carry Packers to 30-16 win over Falcons

  1. Dominate!! Packers are a dominate for to be dealt with!! Not even close to full strength tonight and they rolled!!

  2. Excellent. Perfect time to win, get rested up and healthy during the bye week, and come back fresh against Bucs in 2 weeks.

  3. At this point Rodgers has to be considered the MVP.

    No Adams? No Lazard?

    327 yards and 4 TDs?

    Yes, the Falcons had lots of injuries, but their secondary is still better than Minnesota’s.

  4. What a joy it is to be a fan of the Green Bay Packers.
    This team is made up of an incredible crew of unselfish, talented players.

    The bitter ones, the haters, will yammer on with their jealous nonsensical gibberish, they always do.
    And they’ll lash out like attention starved children, brats really.
    Let them.
    Pity them.
    Laugh at them if you must.
    But always realize just how sad and frustrating their lives must be, living in the shadow of greatness year, after year, after year.

  5. I picked up Tonyan off fantasy waivers the other day, and had Gurley. I was down by a 40 and won by 1 point LOL!

  6. Matt Ryan last three seasons has started 0-4, 1-7, 1-4.

    I’m not a Falcons fan and watched him play tonight and he is not a franchise QB on any level.

    Ridley, 0 catches, 0 yards, 5 targets, 1 target in the 2nd half.

    What a joke that a QB can do that and get away with it.

  7. Gotta feel sorry for Matt Ryan. He’s a class act and has always been a good QB. Since the meltdown against the Pats in the Super Bowl, the Falcons have not been the same.
    As for the Packers, they are 4 and 0 and before anyone asks “who’d they beat?”, I would like to remind everyone that the Niners have played 4 teams this year and all of them were winless when the Niners played them. So — you play the teams on your schedule, and that’s all you can do.

  8. ariani1985 and A(rod) in His Collarbone, have easily got to be the loneliest morons on this earth.

  9. You can’t give up a double digit lead if you trail the whole game. Dan Quinn really out-thinking every coach in the NFL.

  10. Bobby Tonyan is becoming a household name and is tied for the league lead(5) in TD’s with Mike Evans of Tampa.

    Bobby has been dealing with injuries the past couple years, but the potential was always there. Those of us who follow the Packers closely knew at some point Bobby could become one of the best TE’s in the league. Not saying he is there yet, but he is on his way to a Pro-Bowl season. As his buddy George Kittle said on twitter last nite: “He can’t be stopped”.


  11. Packers showed the wisdom in resting Adams with a hamstring injury while the Falcons played Julio with his not healed and aggravating it.

  12. “Robert Tonyan now know as Little Kittle”


    Bobby Tonyan is 6’5 255 and Kittle is 6’4 250.
    Both are 26 yrs old.

    They are close friends and neither would call the other “little”. Nor would anyone else.👌

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