SPACE-ATLANTICA - The Packers took a 12-point lead in the second half, but ultimately lost to the Falcons, 25-24, on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Packers are now 12 on the young season after this setback. The Falcons have a perfect 2-0 record.
The Packers offense failed to score on three fourth-quarter possessions, and the defense was unable to stop Atlanta. With 57 seconds left, Atlanta scored a chip-shot field goal to take the lead and rally from a 14-0 deficit.
Both Bijan Robinson (124 yards on 19 carries) and Tyler Allgeier (48 yards on 16 carries) contributed to the team total. Desmond Ridder threw for 237 yards and a touchdown while also running for 39 yards on 10 carries for a rating of 79.8. Wide receivers Drake London (six catches, 67 yards) and Mack Hollins (three catches, 60 yards) led the team in receiving.
Jordan Love, the Packers' quarterback, completed 14 of 25 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns while throwing no interceptions. AJ Dillon gained 55 yards on 15 carries, and Love gained 23 yards on two scrambles.
With Elgton Jenkins' (knee) status uncertain, Royce Newman has taken over at left guard. In game one of the series, the Packers only started six offensive linemen.
On first down, Green Bay gained eight yards by completing a short ball to Dillon. Dillon rushed twice for 13 yards, and then Dontayvion Wicks grabbed a pass for 8 yards and a first down in his NFL debut.
Thanks to a 7-yard run by Emanuel Wilson and a 4-yard pass to Josiah Deguara, the Packers were able to enter the red zone. With little over three minutes left in the first half, Green Bay took the lead for good with an Anders Carlson 33-yard field goal.
The Falcons advanced into Green Bay territory again thanks to a 14-yard run by Robinson. On third-and-1, the Packers stopped Atlanta's sneak, but on fourth down, Robinson gained 13 yards after catching a pitch.
Despite Ridder's 10-yard connection to Jonnu Smith and 3-yard touchdown pass to London before halftime, the Falcons trailed 10-9 because Koo missed the extra point.