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Packers beat sliding Falcons 34-20, 1st win under Philbin

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) A tough week for the Green Bay Packers ended with a sorely needed win that relied on a familiar formula.

They beat a warm-weather team on a chilly afternoon at Lambeau Field by building a big lead and winning the turnover margin.

Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and set an NFL record for interception-free football, and the Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-20 on Sunday to win their first game under interim head coach Joe Philbin.

Aaron Jones ran for a 29-yard score in the third quarter. The defense forced two turnovers - their first takeaways in three games - and limited quarterback Matt Ryan after a game-opening touchdown drive to hand Atlanta its fifth straight loss and guarantee the Falcons a losing record for the first time since 2014.

The Packers (5-7-1) regained some swagger with Philbin taking over for the fired Mike McCarthy. They've still got work to do to avoid a losing record, but at least Green Bay snapped a three-game losing streak.

''It was an emotional week, we all know that. I feel very happy for the organization, players and staff that work so hard to make this a unique place,'' Philbin said. ''I told the team I was very proud to be their head coach today.''

In return, the team gave the game ball to Philbin.

''He's a great man. I love Joe. I love everything that he's about, and it was a lot of fun,'' said receiver Randall Cobb, who caught a 24-yard touchdown pass with 12:44 left in the third quarter to make it 27-7.

That pass also turned out to be momentous for other reasons for Rodgers, giving him 359 consecutive attempts without an interception to break the league record previously held by New England's Tom Brady (358 in 2010-11).

Rodgers finished 21 of 32 for 196 yards and two scores. Linebacker Deion Jones had a couple chances to snap Rodgers' interception streak, but couldn't hang on either time.

''You need a little bit of good fortune when you have a streak like that,'' Rodgers said.

The Falcons (4-9) had trouble keeping up after their first series. When they did, they hurt themselves with eight defensive penalties.

''It's definitely frustrating, maddening, disbelief, all of those things when we don't execute on those,'' coach Dan Quinn said.

FRUSTRATED FALCONS

Atlanta found some semblance of a running game that it hoped to get to open up play action. Yet the Falcons still endured a long drought after Ryan found Julio Jones for a 16-yard touchdown pass on an easy opening series.

By the time Ryan and Jones connected for another score, from 12 yards with 13:34 left in the game, Atlanta was still down by 20.

Their frustrating and injury-filled season was epitomized by a botched snap in the red zone later in the fourth.

Atlanta drove to the 8 when the shotgun snap from center Alex Mack hit Mohamed Sanu's leg while the receiver was in motion. Bashaud Breeland recovered.

''That was tough, but that's on me,'' Ryan said. ''The whole operation starts and ends with me, so I've got to do a better job of that and making sure that we don't have things like that coming up.''

He finished 28 of 42 for 262 yards and three scores, connecting with Justin Hardy for a 19-yard touchdown with 14 seconds left. Ryan also tossed a 22-yard interception returned for a score by Breeland in the second quarter.

ON THE RUN

Ryan was outplayed by Rodgers, who also hurt Atlanta on the ground with trademark scrambles. A scrum broke out in the second quarter after cornerback Brian Poole hit Rodgers as the quarterback slid near the end of a 21-yard run to the Atlanta 27.

Pushing and shoving ensued, with Deion Jones and Packers center Corey Linsley each whistled for offsetting personal fouls. After a sack, the Packers still got a 48-yard field goal as time expired to take a 13-point halftime lead.

Guard Lucas Patrick, one of three backups filling in up front because of injuries, also got physical after Rodgers went down.

''To take a cheap shot, as we felt, I didn't like that, so I wanted to go down there and let the guy know and kind of lock him up and let him know that's not going to fly,'' Patrick said.

UNDER PRESSURE

Rodgers was sacked four times, but all four hits came in the first half. Overall, it turned into a good day for the line, even with left guard Lane Taylor (foot), right guard Byron Bell (knee) and right tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee/illness) out with injuries.

UP NEXT

Falcons: Host the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 16.

Packers: Visit the Chicago Bears on Dec. 16.

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Key Players
M. Ryan 2 QB
262 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, INT
26
FPTS
A. Rodgers 12 QB
196 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 44 RuYds
23
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 0:14
M.Bryant extra point is No Good Wide Right Center-J.Condo Holder-M.Bosher.
plays
yds
pos
20
34
Touchdown 0:14
M.Ryan pass short middle to J.Hardy for 19 yards TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
54
yds
2:23
pos
20
34
Point After TD 13:34
M.Bryant extra point is GOOD Center-J.Condo Holder-M.Bosher.
plays
yds
pos
14
34
Touchdown 13:34
M.Ryan pass short left to J.Jones for 12 yards TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
68
yds
4:13
pos
13
34
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:51
M.Crosby extra point is GOOD Center-H.Bradley Holder-J.Scott.
plays
yds
pos
7
34
Touchdown 5:51
A.Jones right tackle for 29 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
76
yds
4:38
pos
7
33
Point After TD 12:44
M.Crosby extra point is GOOD Center-H.Bradley Holder-J.Scott.
plays
yds
pos
7
27
Touchdown 12:44
A.Rodgers pass deep left to R.Cobb for 24 yards TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
72
yds
2:16
pos
7
26
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:04
M.Crosby 48 yard field goal is GOOD Center-H.Bradley Holder-J.Scott.
10
plays
63
yds
2:45
pos
7
20
Point After TD 6:01
M.Crosby extra point is GOOD Center-H.Bradley Holder-J.Scott.
plays
yds
pos
7
17
Touchdown 6:08
M.Ryan pass short right intended for A.Hooper INTERCEPTED by B.Breeland at ATL 22. B.Breeland for 22 yards TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
7
16
Field Goal 7:45
M.Crosby 50 yard field goal is GOOD Center-H.Bradley Holder-J.Scott.
12
plays
43
yds
6:02
pos
7
10
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:11
M.Crosby extra point is GOOD Center-H.Bradley Holder-J.Scott.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 7:11
A.Rodgers pass short left to D.Adams for 7 yards TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
75
yds
4:25
pos
7
6
Point After TD 11:36
M.Bryant extra point is GOOD Center-J.Condo Holder-M.Bosher.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 11:43
M.Ryan pass short right to J.Jones for 16 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
3:24
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 30:49 29:11
1st Downs 22 23
Rushing 5 6
Passing 16 11
Penalty 1 6
3rd Down Conv 3-12 7-13
4th Down Conv 3-3 0-0
Total Net Yards 344 300
Total Plays 68 61
Avg Gain 5.1 4.9
Net Yards Rushing 107 138
Rush Attempts 24 25
Avg Rush Yards 4.5 5.5
Net Yards Passing 237 162
Comp. - Att. 28-42 21-32
Yards Per Pass 5.6 5.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-25 4-34
Penalties - Yards 13-101 6-37
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 3 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 3-1 2-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 4-50.0 4-38.8
Return Yards 126 26
Punts - Returns 1-14 2-0
Kickoffs - Returns 5-112 1-26
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 2/4 6/6
Extra Points 2/3 4/4
Field Goals 0/1 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 3-5 -60% 1-1 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-1 -0% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Falcons 4-9 7001320
Packers 5-7-1 71314034
237 PASS YDS 162
107 RUSH YDS 138
344 TOTAL YDS 300
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Ryan 2 QB
26
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 262 3 1 97.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.5% 4076 28 6 108.3
M. Ryan 28/42 262 3 1 26
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
I. Smith 25 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 60 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
81 281 4
I. Smith 11 60 0 17 7
T. Coleman 26 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 45 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
138 559 2
T. Coleman 10 45 0 13 4
B. Hill 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
B. Hill 1 5 0 5 0
M. Ryan 2 QB
26
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 101 2
M. Ryan 1 0 0 0 26
M. Hall 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 0 0
M. Hall 1 -3 0 -3 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Jones 11 WR
22
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 8 106 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 94 1429 5
J. Jones 11 8 106 2 28 22
M. Sanu 12 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 6 54 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 51 637 3
M. Sanu 8 6 54 0 11 5
A. Hooper 81 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 37 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 64 557 4
A. Hooper 6 4 37 0 11 3
J. Hardy 14 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 30 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 104 1
J. Hardy 4 3 30 1 19 9
E. Saubert 85 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 48 0
E. Saubert 3 2 15 0 8 1
I. Smith 25 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 25 147 0
I. Smith 4 3 14 0 11 7
C. Ridley 18 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 51 657 8
C. Ridley 4 1 10 0 10 1
M. Hall 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 139 1
M. Hall 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Coleman 26 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 -4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 31 267 5
T. Coleman 1 1 -4 0 -4 4
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
B. Poole 34 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
44-14 1 2.0
B. Poole 5-1 0.0 0 0
R. Alford 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-7 0 0.0
R. Alford 4-0 0.0 0 0
D. Trufant 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-9 0 1.0
D. Trufant 4-1 1.0 0 0
D. Campbell 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
54-20 0 1.0
D. Campbell 4-1 1.0 0 0
D. Kazee 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-17 6 0.0
D. Kazee 4-1 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-10 1 1.0
D. Jones 3-3 0.0 0 0
I. Oliver 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-1 0 0.0
I. Oliver 3-0 0.0 0 0
G. Jarrett 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-19 0 4.0
G. Jarrett 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Crawford 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-10 0 5.0
J. Crawford 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Richards 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-11 0 0.0
J. Richards 2-0 0.0 0 0
S. Means 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
S. Means 2-1 0.0 0 0
S. Neasman 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-5 0 0.0
S. Neasman 2-1 0.0 0 0
F. Oluokun 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
46-28 0 0.0
F. Oluokun 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. Irvin 52 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 4.0
B. Irvin 1-0 1.0 0 0
V. Beasley 44 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 4.0
V. Beasley 1-1 1.0 0 0
D. Senat 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-13 0 0.0
D. Senat 1-2 0.0 0 0
B. Reed 50 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-8 0 1.0
B. Reed 0-1 0.0 0 0
T. McClain 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-8 0 1.0
T. McClain 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Bryant 3 K
2
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 2/3
SEASON FG XP
15/16 22/24
M. Bryant 0/1 0 2/3 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Bosher 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 50.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
44 45.1 18
M. Bosher 4 50.0 1 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Hall 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 22.4 29 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
21 25.2 53 0
M. Hall 5 22.4 29 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Hardy 14 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 6.3 18 0
J. Hardy 1 14.0 14 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Rodgers 12 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.6% 196 2 0 103.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62% 3700 23 1 99.6
A. Rodgers 21/32 196 2 0 23
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Jones 33 RB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 78 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
129 720 8
A. Jones 17 78 1 29 15
A. Rodgers 12 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 44 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
35 212 0
A. Rodgers 3 44 0 21 23
J. Williams 30 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
86 310 1
J. Williams 4 17 0 9 1
D. Kizer 9 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
D. Kizer 1 -1 0 -1 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Adams 17 WR
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 7 81 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 92 1196 12
D. Adams 11 7 81 1 22 14
R. Cobb 18 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 43 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 34 326 2
R. Cobb 6 5 43 1 24 10
A. Jones 33 RB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 28 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 26 206 1
A. Jones 3 3 28 0 15 15
M. Valdes-Scantling 83 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 451 2
M. Valdes-Scantling 2 2 19 0 14 1
J. Graham 80 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 46 549 2
J. Graham 5 2 13 0 8 1
E. St. Brown 19 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 227 0
E. St. Brown 3 2 12 0 8 1
J. Williams 30 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 91 0
J. Williams 1 0 0 0 0 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
B. Martinez 50 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
76-42 0 4.0
B. Martinez 11-1 0.0 0 0
J. Alexander 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
55-4 1 0.0
J. Alexander 10-0 0.0 0 0
J. Jones 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-5 0 1.0
J. Jones 5-1 0.0 0 0
C. Matthews 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-12 0 3.0
C. Matthews 3-0 1.0 0 0
T. Lancaster 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
T. Lancaster 3-0 0.0 0 0
K. Brice 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-10 0 1.0
K. Brice 3-1 0.0 0 0
K. Fackrell 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-7 0 8.0
K. Fackrell 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Lowry 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-10 0 3.0
D. Lowry 2-1 0.0 0 0
T. Brown 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-3 0 0.0
T. Brown 2-3 0.0 0 0
J. Jackson 37 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-8 0 0.0
J. Jackson 2-0 0.0 0 0
M. Adams 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 1.0
M. Adams 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Breeland 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 2 0.0
B. Breeland 1-0 0.0 1 0
T. Williams 38 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-11 0 0.0
T. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Gilbert 93 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-9 0 2.0
R. Gilbert 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Morrison 44 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-19 0 1.0
A. Morrison 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Pleasant 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
E. Pleasant 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Crosby 2 K
10
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 4/4
SEASON FG XP
24/31 31/33
M. Crosby 2/2 50 4/4 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Scott 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 42.3 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
56 45.3 17
J. Scott 4 42.3 0 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Moore 82 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 26.0 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 26.0 26 0
J. Moore 1 26.0 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Alexander 23 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 6.3 24 0
J. Alexander 2 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ATL 25 3:24 7 75 TD
7:11 ATL 27 6:30 12 38 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 ATL 22 1:05 3 -2 Punt
7:45 ATL 8 1:44 3 6 INT
6:01 ATL 29 3:16 5 12 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:44 ATL 26 2:15 3 -1 Punt
5:51 ATL 24 2:04 4 6 Punt
2:47 ATL 32 4:13 11 68 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:39 ATL 39 3:55 11 53 Fumble
2:37 ATL 46 2:23 10 54 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:36 GB 25 4:25 9 75 TD
0:41 GB 43 0:49 3 -10 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:47 GB 25 6:02 12 43 FG
2:45 GB 7 2:45 10 63 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 GB 28 2:16 6 72 TD
10:29 GB 24 4:38 8 76 TD
3:47 GB 23 1:00 3 -2 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:34 GB 25 2:55 3 -7 Punt
6:44 GB 7 4:07 8 27 Punt
0:14 ATL 48 0:14 1 -1 Game