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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Loser: Jaire Alexander

Jaire Alexander wasn't at his best in Week 2. He struggled against Falcons receiver Drake London, who made a number of impressive receptions in his coverage. That included a three-yard touchdown catch before the half, and he also made a 22-yard reception against Alexander.

Even on a bad day, Alexander had the opportunity to make a game-changing play. Facing fourth-and-4 at the Packers' 41-yard line, Desmond Ridder threw a pass intended for London. Alexander did everything right, jumping the route and putting himself in position to make a play.

But he dropped a potential interception. He likely would've scored a touchdown had he made the catch. The Falcons still turned the ball over on downs, but the Packers only managed a field goal from it. Nobody would've stopped Alexander reaching the end zone had he made the interception. At the very least, the Packers would've received the ball deep in Falcons territory.

Alexander is an All-Pro, but he is allowed to have an off day. It was hardly a disastrous performance, just nowhere near his incredibly high standards. But there's no reason to worry, as Alexander will likely go back to locking down top wide receivers in the Packers' next game.

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