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
Green Bay Packers defensive back Jaire Alexander / Michael Reaves/GettyImages
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Packers will lose if they commit more than two turnovers

The Green Bay Packers played a very clean game in their Week 1 win over the Chicago Bears. Matt LaFleur's team didn't commit many penalties, only allowed one sack, and most importantly, protected the football.

Winning the turnover battle will be key for the Packers on Sunday in Atlanta. The Falcons were plus-3 in the turnover battle last week against the Carolina Panthers, and a big reason for that is their ballhawking safety Jessie Bates.

Bates, who signed a massive free agent contract during the offseason, was part of the Cincinnati Bengals organization for quite some time. But the skilled defensive back is now roaming the gridiron for Arthur Smith's squad, and he'd love nothing more to than to take one back to the house against the Packers on Sunday.

But Bates isn't the only one to keep an eye in the Falcons defensive backfield. Tre Flowers and A.J. Terrell will be lurking, looking to snag an interception of their own.

Bud Dupree, who has 46.5 career sacks, is another player to watch on Atlanta's defense. The former Kentucky Wildcat has 10 forced fumbles during his career and must be accounted for when the Packers are in obvious pass situations. Taking care of the football would be critical for Green Bay this Sunday.