Packers Face Tough Test Without Aaron Jones and Christian Watson: 15 Key Insights
AJ Dillon's Challenge: AJ Dillon, who struggled with just 19 yards on 13 carries in Week 1, faces the task of stepping up and improving his performance.
Lightning to Thunder: Dillon's role will be crucial as he aims to replicate Aaron Jones' lightning-fast style alongside his usual power running.
Passing Game Consistency: With Christian Watson sidelined for a second consecutive game, Green Bay relies on a similar group of receivers as in the previous week.
Watson's Limited Practice: Christian Watson did have his first limited practice of the season on Friday, providing a glimmer of hope for his potential return in the following week.
Alternative Targets: In Watson's absence, tight end Luke Musgrave, Jayden Reed, Samori Toure, and Romeo Doubs will be the focus in the passing game. Romeo Doubs stood out with two touchdowns in Jordan Love's debut.
David Bakhtiari's Absence: Adding to the challenges, left tackle David Bakhtiari will also be missing from Sunday's game as he manages his workload following his 2020 ACL tear.
Critical Test: Facing the Falcons without Aaron Jones, Christian Watson, and David Bakhtiari poses an even more significant challenge for Jordan Love, the Packers' new starting quarterback.
Optimistic Debut: Despite the odds, Jordan Love impressed in his first start and now looks to replicate that success against the Falcons.
Packers-Falcons Kickoff: The Packers and Falcons are set to kick off at 1 p.m. ET.