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Packers start slow then beat Falcons


Aaron Rodgers threw for 396 yards and a pair of touchdowns, leading the unbeaten Green Bay Packers back from a sluggish start to a 25-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night.

The high-scoring Packers (5-0) trailed 14-0 early in the second quarter and were held without a touchdown in the first half by Atlanta (2-3), which was trying to make up for an embarrassing 48-21 loss to Green Bay in the playoffs last season.

But after settling for three Mason Crosby field goals, Rodgers finally got rolling. He connected with James Jones on a 70-yard touchdown pass that gave Green Bay a 15-14 lead late in the third after the Packers missed the two-point conversion. Then, on the first play of the fourth quarter, Rodgers connected with Greg Jennings on a 29-yard scoring play that stretched the lead to 22-14.

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