ATLANTA -- The Green Bay Packers are 4-2 on the season, and this week, they're on the road after four home games and a bye, to take on the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta -- the Packers' first road game in six weeks. The Packers last played an away game in Week 2 in Minnesota.
Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m. at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, October 30th -- and you can watch the game ONLY ON FOX6!
A big concern for the Packers headed into this matchup was injuries.
The Green Bay Packers are without EIGHT players for Sunday's matchup.
18 WR Randall Cobb
23 CB Damarious Randall
24 CB Quinten Rollins
44 RB James Starks
52 LB Clay Matthews
88 WR Ty Montgomery
89 TE Jared Cook
Starting lineup changes: 17 WR Davante Adams will start in place of Cobb, 82 TE Richard Rodgers will start in place of Cook, 34 RB Don Jackson will start in place of Starks, 56 LB Julius Peppers will start in place of Matthews, 39 CB Demetri Goodson will start in place of Randall and 36 CB LaDarius Gunter will start in place of Rollins.
As play began at the Georgia Dome Sunday afternoon, the Packers won the coin toss and opted to defer. Atlanta would start with the ball.
The Falcons led 3-0 after a Matt Bryant 36-yard field goal.
During the Packers' first possession, QB Aaron Rodgers hit Packers WR Jordy Nelson for a 58-yard gain -- and then, Rodgers hit Nelson again for a five-yard touchdown!
With the extra point, the Packers then led 7-3.
The Packers' scoring drive included six plays for 75 yards gained in 3:33. The drive began on the Green Bay 25 yard line.
The Falcons answered the Packers' scoring drive with one of their own -- to quickly retake the lead.
Falcons' QB Matt Ryan found WR Taylor Gabriel for a 47-yard touchdown.
With the extra point, the score was then Falcons 10, Packers 7.
Packers' WR Davante Adams was able to gain 22 yards on the catch out of the backfield to gain the first down on second and 21 for the Packers as the first quarter came to an end.
At the end of the first quarter, the Falcons led the Packers 10-7.
CLICK HERE for a first quarter recap via Packers.com.
As the second quarter began, Packers WR Geronimo Allison caught a TD pass for his first career touchdown!
With the extra point, the Packers then led 14-10.
The Packers' scoring drive included 14 plays in 7:35 for 75 yards gained. The drive began on the Packers' 25 yard line.
During the Falcons' next possession, the Packers got back-to-back tackles for a loss to force Atlanta to settle for a 40-yard Matt Bryant field goal.
The Packers then led 14-13.
The next Packers' touchdown came courtesy WR Trevor Davis, who was able to snag a nine-yard touchdown after the Packers were at first-and-goal from the Falcons' seven yard line after a holding call on Brian Poole and a three-yard scramble by Packers' QB Aaron Rodgers.
With the extra point, the Packers then led 21-13.
The Packers' scoring drive included four plays in 1:24 for 15 yards gained. The drive began on the Falcons' 15 yard line.
A Falcons' touchdown came within the two minutes prior to halftime.
Falcons' QB Matt Ryan tossed a pass to RB Devonta Freeman, who then ran the ball into the end zone.
The Falcons tried for a two-point conversion, but failed due to a Julius Pepper sack of Ryan.
The score was then Packers 21, Falcons 19.
Heading into halftime, Packers' QB Aaron Rodgers gained 23 yards on a scramble, and WR Jordy Nelson was able to hold onto the ball -- completing an incredible catch after a 21-yard pass from Rodgers.
Then, Packers' kicker Mason Crosby completed a 29-yard field goal to give the Packers a 24-19 lead at halftime!
CLICK HERE for a first half recap via Packers.com.
In the third quarter, Falcons' RB Devonta Freeman completed a one-yard touchdown to give Atlanta a 26-24 lead with 3:31 left in the quarter.
As the third quarter came to an end, the Falcons led the Packers 26-24.
As the fourth quarter got underway, Falcons' QB Matt Ryan was sacked TWICE, back-to-back by Mike Daniels and Julius Peppers -- forcing the Falcons to punt.
Packers' QB Aaron Rodgers had six carries for 60 yards!
Late in the fourth quarter, the Packers challenged that the Falcons had 12 men on the field -- and Brooks Reed was ruled to still have been on the field. The penalty gave the Packers a first down at the Atlanta 13 yard line.
Packers' WR Jeff Janis caught a four-yard touchdown -- his first regular season TD catch. The Packers attempted and successfully completed a two-point conversion to bring the score to 32-26.
The Packers scoring drive included 13 plays in 8:33 for 86 yards. The drive began at the Green Bay 14 yard line.
The Falcons took the lead with 31 seconds remaining -- after a Mohamed Sanu touchdown.
The score was then Falcons 33, Packers 32.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers took over at the 25 yard line with 31 seconds to go.
A pass from Aaron Rodgers was ruled incomplete on fourth down -- and the Falcons would take over.
The final score, Falcons 33, Packers 32.
The Packers are now 4-3 on the season. They'll be back at Lambeau Field on Sunday, November 6th to face the Indianapolis Colts. It will be the Colts’ first trip to Green Bay since 2008.