The Green Bay Packers were already playing without a significant disadvantage when both of their offensive tackles, David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga were held out of Sunday nights game in Atlanta. Then take away Mike Daniels (hamstring) and Jordy Nelson (quad) in the early part of the game and the task became next to impossible.
The Packers started the second half trailing 24-7 but had the ball. That’s when quarterback Aaron Rodgers was hit from behind with his pass ruled behind the line of scrimmage. Atlanta’s Desmond Trufant scooped up the loose ball and rumbled 15 yards for a touchdown that would put the Falcons up 31-7, on their way to a 34-23 victory over the Packers in the first game at new Mercedes Benz Stadium.
The Packers went with second year offensive lineman Kyle Murphy at left tackle and Justin McCray at right tackle.
Aaron Rodgers was sacked three times but hit several more. He finished 33 of 50 for 343 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. [Read more…]