Sunday Night Football. The Green Bay Packers at The Atlanta Falcons‘ new playground, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. One day, I’d like to see a sporting event venue named after Endangered Species Chocolate or Lush Cosmetics or Anthropologie.
I didn’t tune in fully to the game until about the second quarter because I was watching Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s PBS documentary about the Vietnam War. Both teams had gotten a touchdown by the end of the first quarter. The Falcons held offensive lead through the second and third quarters. The Packers’ field goal and TD in the second half of the game closed the score gap somewhat, but their two-point conversion attempt failed in the top of the fourth quarter. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running back Ty Montgomery put up a TD with almost six minutes left in the game. They stuck with the extra point this time. Falcons 34 and Green Bay 23. Final score.
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