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Green Bay Packers defensive back Jaire Alexander
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Packers will lose if Atlanta's running backs break contain on the outside

The Atlanta Falcons had the third-most rushing yards from scrimmage a year ago, and doubled down on their efforts to run the ball by taking Texas' Bijan Robinson with their first pick in this year's NFL Draft.

Robinson ran the ball 10 times for 56 yards in his first NFL game last Sunday with his longest run going for 21 yards. But the former Longhorn isn't the only running back the Packers need to worry about.

While Robinson will get a lot of national attention based on his draft status, don't sleep on the Falcons' other running back, Tyler Allgeier. The BYU product rushed for over 70 yards of his own last week. Allgeier is versatile back who can run up the gut or bounce it to the outside.

Quay Walker and De'Vondre Campbell need to hold their ground up the middle while Preston Smith and Rashan Gary don't allow Robinson and Allgeier to break contain on the outside. The worst thing the Packers can do this Sunday is to allow the Falcons running backs to get the ball in space.

With the defensive backs on this year's Packers team, Matt LaFleur should be able to load up the box and make Desmond Ridder beat you with his arm. The Falcons do have weapons on offense, but Ridder isn't near the threat, especially with his legs, that Justin Fields was last week.

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