“Between those two guys and Robert, that was a pretty complete game by those guys,” Rodgers said.
The quarterback kept things pretty efficient, too, with just six incomplete passes (27-of-33) compared to four TD passes in throwing for 327 yards and a 147.5 passer rating.
The only real hiccup on offense was getting stuffed on fourth-and-goal from the 1 in the first quarter, which Head Coach Matt LaFleur blamed on himself for a bad play call, or the Packers would have been approaching 40 points once again.
“The creativity and the aggressive nature has been really good,” Rodgers said. “We’ve known when to push, when to pull back.”
The only time the game seemed in the balance was after Atlanta’s goal-line stand. It prevented the Packers from going up 14-0, and the Falcons responded by driving the length of the field on a monstrous 20-play possession.
But Green Bay’s defense held at the 5-yard line to force a field goal, and after the Packers got their second touchdown – Tonyan’s first of three – on the ensuing drive, Green Bay maintained at least a two-score lead the rest of the game.
“Anytime we’re up two possessions, that’s a good spot to be in,” LaFleur said. “This was a total team win, because I think our defense had a lot of great moments tonight.”