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Quarterback battle and a great night from Jones results in a score-fest

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Aaron Rodgers and a well rounded Green Bay Packers offense were able to hold off a late surge by the Atlanta Falcons as Quarterback Matt Ryan and Wide Receiver Julio Jones starred despite losing 37-43.

Rodgers and Ryan put on a show of passing football as the two threw seven touchdown passes and threw for over 700 yards between them.

Despite impressive showings from both Quarterbacks, it was the Falcons Receiver Julio Jones who had the more memorable night.

Jones had 259 yards from just 11 receptions averaging 23.5 yards per catch from Ryan as he also took in one touchdown catch.

Jones had an incredible 79 yard reception in the game but his scoring play came from a 22 yard pass from Ryan.


It could have been completely different for the Falcons however as they were 31-7 down at half time and staged a dramatic second half surge.

Jones was the main reason for the Falcons impressive night on offense but unfortunately had to leave the game early with a hip injury.

Jones was the Falcons main offensive weapon on the night as the next highest receiving yards came Roddy White with just 42 and Steven Jackson was their main rusher with just 50 yards.

The Packers however were able to see off a late surge by the Falcons as two field goals and touchdown was enough to see the victory go to Green Bay.

The Falcons certainly gave us one of the surprises of week 14 as most people would have predicted a blow out at Lambeau Field.

A strong Southern show

The Falcons remain top of the NFC South despite their loss to the Packers but put in an impressive performance for a team from the NFL's worst division.

Atlanta now move to 5-8 and guarantee that a team without a winning record will host a play-off game this year.

The Falcons and the New Orleans Saints are now tied atop of the NFC South on 5-8 whilst the Carolina Panthers are half a game behind on 4-8-1.

The Falcons host the Pittsburgh Steelers who are chasing the top spot in the AFC North next week and will need a similar performance in order to keep their play-off hopes alive. 

The Packers however will stay on target with the other leaders in the league as they now join the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals on 10-3.

Green Bay are now 7-0 at home this season and have won their last five heading into a road game with the play-off chasing Buffalo Bills next week.

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