3 bold predictions for Packers defense against Falcons in Week 2

How might the underrated Green Bay Packers defense respond after Week 1?
Green Bay Packers defensive backs Jaire Alexander and Rasul Douglas
Green Bay Packers defensive backs Jaire Alexander and Rasul Douglas / Michael Reaves/GettyImages
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3. Drake London will get 10 targets against the Packers defense

Since the Falcons aren't in the NFC North, some Packers fans may not know that both Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones no longer suit up in the black and red for Atlanta. Ridley is now in Jacksonville and Jones is currently a free agent who last played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2022.

But there's a new No. 1 wide receiver in Atlanta, and his name is Drake London. Of course, you wouldn't know that by the stat sheet from last week. The Falcons targeted London a grand total of one time and he made zero catches.

While fantasy football fans are surely upset by the lack of targets, Falcons coach Arthur Smith deflected the question after the game and pointed to the fact that Atlanta won the game.

Though Smith is right that the Falcons are 1-0, you can be sure that the pair of London and tight end Kyle Pitts are not going to be targeted only four times this coming Sunday when the Packers come to town.

A lack of targets is typically something that most teams handle in-house, but don't be fooled, London will be targeted early and often on Sunday. While Desmond Ridder isn't exactly a household name, the Falcons best bet is to get the ball into the hands of their playmakers, and London is at the top of that list.

Look for Drake London to get the ball early and often on Sunday. In fact, after just one target in Week 1, don't be shocked if London sees double-digit targets on Sunday afternoon against the Packers. Jaire Alexander and Rasul Douglas will be tested on every snap.

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