The Green Bay Packers played well enough to beat the Atlanta Falcons, but a disastrous fourth quarter saw them throw away a 12-point lead. It's a symptom of having a young and inexperienced roster. They have to learn how to close out wins, and they will.
This new-look Packers team clearly has talent across the board. While there will be ups and downs along the way, the future is bright for this young squad.
We learn more about the Packers each week. They have played well in both games and had a great opportunity to start 2-0 on the road. Beyond the win-loss record, what did we learn from the Packers' loss to the Falcons?
5. Packers injury problems continue
Green Bay hasn't had much injury luck in the early weeks of the season. The team entered Week 2 without its top wide receiver, running back, and left tackle. Unfortunately, the injury concerns continued against the Falcons.
Pro Bowl left guard Elgton Jenkins exited the game with a knee injury. Jenkins revealed that he suffered a sprained MCL, an injury that could keep him on the sidelines for multiple weeks. First-round pick Lukas Van Ness suffered an elbow injury. Andy Herman of Packer Report noted that he returned to the game with a brace on his arm.
The Packers will hope to get Christian Watson and Aaron Jones back next week, but the offensive line faces some uncertainty. David Bakhtiari remains week-to-week due to his knee injury, and the Packers will miss Jenkins for a little while.