Linebacker Fulton Kuykendall intercepted a pass and returned it 20 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 7:53 to play, in Atlanta's 31-point fourth quarter, allowing the Falcons to come back for a 31-17 victory over the Packers today.

The Packers (1-1) led, 17-0, before the Falcons (2-0) rallied behind the passing of Steve Bartkowski.

Down, 17-3, Falcon Reggie Smith returned a punt 53 yards to the Packer two and William Andrews took it in for the score.

After a Packer punt, the Falcons scored the tying touchdown with 8:05 left when Alfred Jenkins caught a 30-yard pass from Bartkowski.

The next play was Kuykendall's interception return.

Kuykendall had never intercepted a pass in seven NFL seasons, or in high school or college.

"After we were down 17-0, I just told them we were three plays behind," Falcon Coach Leeman Bennett said. "That's what we needed, three plays to score. We've done it before. But I don't think I've ever seen the defense score that many points that quick."

Bartkowski injured a rib on the Falcons' first series. Mike Moroski replaced him and suffered a broken left collarbone, forcing Bartkowski's return.