Game Notes Week 8 vs. Green bay packers

Falcons Snap Losing Streak Against Green Bay

QB Matt Ryan leads the Falcons on a fourth quarter drive to put the Falcons ahead 33-32, moving them to 5-3 on the year.

The Falcons offense recorded 367 total yards on the day, while averaging 6.6 yards per play.

QB Matt Ryan finished the day 28-of-35 for 288 yards and three touchdowns and a 129.5 passer rating. Ryan moved his 200+ passing yards streak to an all-time NFL high 47 games. This game was also his 69th multi-touchdown game, and he has led the Falcons to a 23-5 record when he throws three-or-more touchdowns. Ryan currently leads the NFL in passing yards and passing touchdowns. That was his 34th game winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime of his career. It's the third time Ryan has thrown a game-winning touchdown pass inside the final two minutes of the fourth quarter.

RB Devonta Freeman finished the game with 58 total yards and two touchdowns – one rushing and one receiving. This is the second time in his career that he’s recorded a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game – first game at New Orleans (10/15/15). Freeman now has 21 total touchdowns – 10th most by a running back in franchise history. He also has six career receiving touchdowns, which are tied for the fifth most by a running back in franchise history.

WR Taylor Gabriel recorded his first receiving touchdown in a Falcons uniform. The 47-yard reception was his longest touchdown reception of his career. He finished the game with three receptions for a season-high 68 yards.

WR Mohamed Sanu finished the game with a season-high nine receptions for 84 yards and the go-ahead touchdown reception. His nine receptions are the second most he’s recorded in his career in a single game.

K Matt Bryant broke former Falcons kicker Morten Anderson’s franchise record for points scored. Bryant broke the record on an extra point in the first quarter following Gabriel’s 47-yard touchdown reception. He now has 812 points, and he’s connected on 17-of-18 field goals this season, ranking him fourth in the NFL in field goal percentage.

The Falcons defense sacked QB Aaron Rodgers three times during the game. This is the seventh straight game the defense has recorded a sack in, which is the longest streak since the Falcons recorded a sack in seven straight games in 2015 (week 2 – week 8).

OLB Vic Beasley Jr. recorded his 7.5 sack of the season, which is currently tied for third in the NFL. His 7.5 sacks are the most sacks in a single season for the Falcons since Osi Umenyiora recorded 7.5 in 2013.

DE Adrian Clayborn recorded two sacks on the day. He now has 3.5 sacks on the season, and that was his first multi-sack game of his career.

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