BURNETT GETS AN INTERCEPTION
Packers S Morgan Burnett hadn’t had an interception since Dec. 2, 2012, but he finally got another one in the second quarter. Burnett picked off Falcons QB Matt Ryan along the sideline on a pass intended for WR Devin Hester. Burnett weaved his way across the field for a 32-yard return, giving the Packers the ball on the Atlanta 15-yard line. Four plays later, Green Bay was in the end zone and had a 24-7 lead.
NELSON GOES DEEP AGAIN
After Atlanta closed the gap to 34-24 early in the fourth quarter, QB Aaron Rodgers took his patented deep drop off of play-action and launched a deep ball to WR Jordy Nelson, who hauled it in for a 60-yard TD. It was Nelson’s seventh TD reception this season of 40 yards or longer, tying the single-season franchise record set by Billy Howton in 1952.
STARKS BREAKS LONG RUN TO SEAL IT
Protecting a 43-37 lead just after the two-minute warning, the Packers had a first down at the Atlanta 47 and needed one more first down to be able to run out the clock. RB James Starks gave them more than that, bursting through a hole on the left side and going 41 yards to seal the win.