Rodgers’ 4 TD’s lead Packers past Falcons
Green Bay 30, Atlanta 16
–Aaron Rodgers threw for four touchdowns, three of them going to tight end Robert Tonyan, as the Packers cruised past the Falcons to improve to 4-0 on the season.
The Packers started the scoring early, going up 7-0 on a six yard touchdown pass from Rodgers to Aaron Jones with 10:01 left in the first quarter. After a short field goal from Falcons’ kicker Elliott Fry, Rodgers would connect with Tonyan twice in the final 2:28 of the first half – scoring on a 19 yard pass to make it 13-3, and an eight yard pass to make it 20-3 with under a minute to play before halftime.
Falcons’ running back Todd Gurley would find the end zone midway through the third quarter to make the score 20-9, but the Rodgers to Tonyan connection would strike again on the ensuing drive – this time for a 21 yard score to make it 27-9 in favor of Green Bay. Another touchdown run from Gurley for Atlanta and a Mason Crosby field goal late in the 4th quarter would create the final margin.
Passing: Aaron Rodgers – 27/33 – 327 yards, 4 TD
Rushing: Aaron Jones – 15 carries, 71 yards
Receiving : Robert Tonyan – 6 catches, 98 yards, 3 TD
Passing: Matt Ryan – 28/39 – 285 yards, 0 TD
Rushing: Todd Gurley – 16 carries, 57 yards, 2 TD
Receiving: Olamide Zaccheaus – 8 catches, 86 yards.
Green Bay (4-0) is on their bye week and returns to action October 18th against Tampa Bay (3:25 PM kickoff)
Atlanta (0-4) hosts Carolina on Sunday
Other NFL Action:
Kansas City 26, New England 10
–Patrick Mahomes threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns as the Chiefs pulled away from the Patriots in the fourth quarter to improve to 4-0 on the season.