One of the reasons the Green Bay Packers have been so successful as of late is their ability to protect the football. After not committing a single turnover since their week 10 win over the Vikings, Aaron Rodgers picked a bad time to put an end to the streak. He committed a fumble on a quarterback sneak attempt from the Falcons’ 1-yard line, which Atlanta recovered in the end zone for a touchback.
The fumble was also Rodgers first of the year, so he was more than due. It had to happen eventually, it’s just unfortunate that it was at such a crucial point in the game against their toughest opponent of the year. The fumble nixed an 84-yard Packers’ drive, and Matt Ryan and company turned it into seven points with an 80-yard drive of their own.
The game is currently tied 10-10 in the second quarter. For the record, Rodgers scored the game-tying touchdown on a quarterback draw. So far, it’s been the type of hard-hitting affair we all expected from a battle of the NFC’s elite.Google+