The Green Bay Packers are set to face the Atlanta Falcons for their week two matchup. The Falcons are coming off a strong week one win against the Panthers as both teams have early momentum coming into this game. The Green Bay Packers look to back up their dominant week one play against the Bears. Green Bay looks to face Atlanta’s duo of Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier who had dominant performances last week.
Keys to Stopping Atlanta’s Backfield
The key to stopping the talented duo of Allgeier and Robinson starts with Green Bay’s offensive line. They looked very impressive against Chicago where Devonte Wyatt looked amazing as well as the rest of the line. Wyatt’s emergence can be key in this game and can provide the Green Bay Packers with a huge boost.
Along with Wyatt is the always reliable Kenny Clark who should once again be a factor this coming week against Atlanta. The rest of the defensive line also looked the part and should use build off that momentum into the week two matchup.
Green Bay’s edge rushers also looked amazing as Rashan Gary was very dominant in his limited pass rushing snaps. Lukas Van Ness recorded his first career sack displaying his athleticism and showed why Green Bay spent their first round pick on him. It’ll be fun to see what the front seven can continue to do.
The Rise of Jordan Love
If the Green Bay Packers want to remain dominant Jordan Love must continue to play like he did in week one. While Love wasn’t perfect, he looked the part and remained poised and made the throws that needed to be made.
Love did misfire on a couple throws as well as held the ball longer than he should, but the more experience he gets should show in his performance. He had the highest passer rating this week out of all quarterbacks which showed how efficient he was.
He’ll get the Falcons defense who stood tall against number one overall pick Bryce Young. The key to continuing the rise of Jordan Love is trusting his coaches and play calls and remaining poised and making the right decisions. This week should tell us if he’s able to backup his week one performance.
Keep the Stars Involved
As seen in week one, it’s a great idea to give your best players the ball. The Green Bay Packers had Aaron Jones involved early then went away from him for a while until the second half. After getting him involved the game obviously flipped as he put on a show.
That showed it’s always a good idea to keep your star players involved. Jones is questionable to play Sunday but Christian Watson may also return. Regardless, if either one plays they should continue to gameplay around their stars and keep them involved.
If Green Bay can use their star players efficiently, it’ll be a good showing against a Falcons team coming in with a lot of confidence.——————
Javier Delgado is a lifelong Packers fan who is currently majoring in sports journalism at Arizona State University. He writes for PackersTalk.com and you can follow him on twitter at @javierrdelgadoo.