On the road again: Green Bay Packers head to Atlanta to face the Falcons
ATLANTA -- The Green Bay Packers are 4-2 on the season, and this week, they'll hit 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!
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Sunday starts a long stretch on the road for the Packers. They'll play four of their next five games on the road -- including three road games in a row for the first time since 2012.
But first, 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.
The Falcons are 4-3 on the season. The Packers are 17-13 overall against the Falcons, including a 2-1 record in the postseason. Including the postseason, Green Bay has won four consecutive games against the Falcons, including two in Atlanta. In fact, the Packers haven't lost vs. the Falcons since 2010.
The two teams last met on December 8th, 2014 at Lambeau Field. The Packers won -- 43-37 -- scoring the second most points against the Falcons in the regular-season series.
During that game, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 24 of 36 passes (66.7 percent) for 327 yards and three TDs (123.3 passer rating). The Packers exploded for 24 points in the second quarter behind two Eddie Lacy TDs. WR Julio Jones posted 259 yards on 11 receptions (23.5 avg.) and one TD in the loss. The second TD for WR Jordy Nelson (eight receptions for 146 yards and two TDs) provided insurance as the Packers took a 40-24 lead early in the fourth quarter.
The Packers last played at the Georgia Dome in 2011, winning 25-14.
An interesting note: In 1992, Atlanta won the first game of the series after trading QB Brett Favre to Green Bay in February. Favre and the Packers had revenge with a 37-20 win in the 1995 NFC Wild Card, where the defense held the Falcons to just 21 rushing yards.