The Atlanta Falcons got an extremely fortunate break when Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers left the game against the Detroit Lions. He did not return and the Lions went on to win, 7-3. The loss opens up the door for the Falcons to clinch a playoff spot with a New York Giants’ loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.
In a game that was scoreless in the first half, the Lions finally took the lead after Drew Stanton found tight end Will Heller for a 13-yard touchdown that proved to be the game-winner.
The Packers offense ground to a halt once Rodgers left and now the Packers face uncertainty with not only their playoff future but the future of their franchise quarterback.
Rodgers finished the game 7-for-11 for 46 yards and one interception, though, the pick was Greg Jennings’ fault as it bounced off his hands.
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