At Green Bay
1:00 p.m. ET
Key Coaching Decision #1: (ATL ball, tied 0-0 / second-and-5, ATL 30 / 14:21 Q1)
• Matt Ryan completed a 28-yard pass to Julio Jones to the Green Bay 42-yard line. Green Bay coach Joe Philbin decided to challenge the catch. The call on the field was upheld and the Packers lost a timeout.
Key Coaching Decision #2: (ATL ball, tied 0-0 / first-and-15, GB 47 / 13:56 Q1)
• On the next play (after a penalty), Ryan threw a 19-yard pass to Jones that was complete to the Green Bay 28-yard line. Philbin decided to challenge the play on the field again. The ruling on the field was confirmed and Green Bay lost another timeout and they were out of challenges 83 seconds into the game.
• The Packers played their first game without former head coach Mike McCarthy, who was fired last week. The Packers won the game, but Aaron Rodgers was still inconsistent and threw for under 200 yards on the day.
• Green Bay running back Aaron Jones did not start the game, but finished with 78 yards on 17 carries and scored a third-quarter touchdown that put the game out of reach. He continues to be a bright spot in an underwhelming season for the Packers.
• A season that started with playoff and Super Bowl aspirations has been an absolute disaster for the Falcons. Atlanta lost their fifth consecutive game on Sunday and had another lackluster effort. Falcons owner Arthur Blank has publicly shown support for head coach Dan Quinn and does not feel Quinn is the reason for the disappointing season. Quinn may be safe, but look for some changes to his coaching staff next season.