Sunday, October 05, 2008

End of 3rd quarter: Packers 10 - Falcons 17

The Packers held the Falcons to 0 points in the 3rd quarter, and controlled the time of possession. Faced with bad starting position on three consecutive series -- averaging on about their own 3.5 yard line -- the Packers were finally able to squeak out a 50-yard field goal near the end of the quarter, to make it a 7-point game heading down the stretch.

However, after his last couple passes, Aaron Rodgers was seen holding and hanging his throwing arm a bit. Obviously, he's starting to experience more pain and discomfort than at the outset of the game. He still appears to have sufficient arm strength but the question will be whether or not he can make it to the end of the game.

A lot depends on whether or not the defense is able to hold the Falcons scoreless in this final quarter, and whether the Packers' running game is able to help move the ball and take pressure off Rodgers.