3 reasons why Packers will beat Falcons, 2 reasons why they lose

The Packers will be looking to improve to 2-0 on Sunday.
Green Bay Packers defensive back Jaire Alexander
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The Green Bay Packers will take their show on the road once again as they battle the Atlanta Falcons (1-0) in Week 2 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

After an impressive victory over the Chicago Bears last Sunday, Green Bay will look to make it two in a row to start the 2023 campaign.

And while the Green Bay faithful have every reason to believe their team will be 2-0 when they return to Lambeau Field to face the New Orleans Saints next week, there are a couple obstacles that could get in their way. What are three reasons why the Packers will beat the Falcons and two reasons why they won't?

Packers will win if the offensive line protects Jordan Love

Jordan Love looked terrific in Week 1 versus the Chicago Bears. The newly cemented QB1 led the Green Bay Packers up and down the field last week against Chicago and had the highest quarterback rating of any passer during the first action of the NFL season.

And while a lot of credit goes to Love himself, there's just no way to ignore how well the Packers offensive line played on Sunday in Chicago.

The Bears got to Love just once, and while the quarterback's athleticism contributed as well, Green Bay's O-line kept him upright through almost the entire game.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur will be looking for the same from David Bakhtiari and company this Sunday. The Falcons may have only racked up two sacks against the Carolina Panthers last Sunday, but Grady Jarrett and Calais Campbell will be looking to get after the quarterback all afternoon.

The Packers may be without wide receiver Christian Watson for a second consecutive game, so it'll be all the more important for Green Bay's offensive line to remain stout up front and give Jordan Love as much time as possible to complete his passes.