Among those in attendance: former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, former Falcons stars Bartkowski and Warrick Dunn, musician Jon Bon Jovi and former Packers quarterback Don Majkowski, a Johns Creek resident. NFL executive vice president Ray Anderson, formerly a Falcons executive, also was at the game.
Gibbs is a good friend of team owner Arthur Blank. Bartkowski and Dunn are members of the team's board of advisors. Dunn, who was awarded the Heisman Humanitarian Award for his charity work, is fine leaving the running and pounding to someone else.
"I'm at peace," he said.
Who has the most popular Falcons jersey after Ryan? A very unscientific study would say wide receiver Roddy White.
Most unlikely Falcons jerseys worn by fans: Former quarterback Jeff George and former wide receiver Peerless Price.
Most unusual Falcons gear spotted: a red and black Falcons poncho. The wearer said he got it in Mexico.
Most out-of-place jersey: A fan in a Chicago Bears Brian Urlacher jersey. Ended up at the wrong game, perhaps?
On the roads
Despite -- or perhaps because of -- dire warnings about downtown traffic Saturday night, the Downtown Connector was running with little or no delay as game time neared.
"It wasn't bad at all," said Phil Clabo, father of Falcons offensive lineman Tyson Clabo, who was dressed in his son's No. 77 jersey.
What's something most people don't know about his son?
"He's a big teddy bear," Clabo said.
Packers fans made up perhaps 10 percent of the sold-out crowd in attendance. More than a few made their way from Wisconsin, lured by the availability of several thousand tickets on the secondary market.
"At Lambeau, that's unheard of," said Laurie Kysely of Milwaukee, at the game with her husband, Chris.
By halftime, dome officials reported that 65 counterfeit tickets had been confiscated outside the stadium, with one arrest made. After about 300 fake tickets were confiscated at the Falcons' Dec. 27 game against New Orleans, the Falcons and the dome made a push to alert fans to counterfeiters.