4 winners (and 2 losers) for Packers in Week 2 loss to Falcons

Which players stood out for the Packers in their Week 2 loss to the Falcons?

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The Green Bay Packers outplayed the Atlanta Falcons for three quarters. Unfortunately, Atlanta dominated the fourth, overcoming a 12-point deficit to hand Matt LaFleur's team its first defeat of the Jordan Love era.

Positives? There were plenty. But costly mistakes overshadowed what had initially looked like an excellent performance. A new-look Packers team faced some familiar problems, notably a run defense that allowed 211 yards and a touchdown.

Result aside, it's time to break down the good and bad from the Packers' frustrating Week 2 loss at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Winner: Kenny Clark

Green Bay's defense tired in the second half and had no answers for Atlanta's rushing attack. However, the Packers' Pro Bowl defensive tackle, Kenny Clark, put in a strong performance.

Clark made half a sack, two quarterback hits, and six tackles. He regularly pressured Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder, slowing down the Falcons' offense.

Rasul Douglas intercepted Ridder on Atlanta's opening drive, but Clark deserves a huge assist. It was his interior pass rush that hurried Ridder and his hit that caused the inaccurate pass. That was Clark at his unstoppable best.

"The push from Kenny Clark on that eventual interception was so impressive," writes Paul Bretl of Dairyland Express.

Clark is one of the best interior pass rushers in the league, and he put in an excellent performance despite the Packers' defensive struggles.