5 vital lessons we learned from Packers Week 2 loss to Falcons

What did we learn from the Packers' loss to the Falcons?

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4. Packers rookie receivers are ready

The big winner here is general manager Brian Gutekunst. He found impact players throughout this year's draft, including rookie receivers Jayden Reed and Dontayvion Wicks. The two shared all three of Jordan Love's touchdown passes in Week 2.

Reed has caught six passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns in the opening two games. He looks like the real deal, and he will only get better, especially once Christian Watson is back in the lineup, taking attention away from defenders.

Wicks caught two passes for 40 yards and a score against the Falcons. The Packers trusted him enough to throw deep to him on the opening play of the game. It likely would've been a touchdown if he hadn't been wrestled to the ground on a pass-interference penalty.

3. AJ Dillon is becoming a problem

AJ Dillon put in a better performance than a week ago, but he was nowhere near his best. Across two games, Dillon has rushed 28 times for 74 yards, averaging an awful 2.6 yards per attempt.

He is struggling to break tackles, often going down at first contact. Dillon also tripped over a couple of times. The Packers expect so much more from a running back with his size and power, especially in short-yardage situations. Green Bay lacked explosive plays on the ground without Aaron Jones; Dillon's longest rush was eight yards.