The Green Bay Packers are on the road again this week against the undefeated Atlanta Falcons. Both teams made a strong start to the regular season, setting up an interesting matchup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium today.
Atlanta won with its ground game and defense last week. Green Bay will need a good plan to slow down running backs Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier and put the pressure on quarterback Desmond Ridder.
Green Bay is without three key starters on offense: Wide receiver Christian Watson and running back Aaron Jones (both hamstring) and left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee).
Packers vs. Falcons inactives list Week 2: Three key starters out
Here are the inactives for the Packers and Falcons in Week 2. Green Bay is without Christian Watson, Aaron Jones, and David Bakhtiari, while Atlanta is missing linebacker Troy Andersen. The Packers will need to rely on its young players to step up on offense.
Packers linebacker Quay Walker is active after clearing the concussion protocol.
- WR Christian Watson
- RB Aaron Jones
- S Anthony Johnson Jr.
- S Zayne Anderson
- LB Brenton Cox
- T David Bakhtiari
- T Caleb Jones
- CB Jeff Okudah
- LB Troy Andersen
- OL Jovaughn Gwyn
- WR Josh Ali
- RB Cordarrelle Patterson
- DL Joe Gaziano
The Packers have the opportunity to make the perfect start to the regular season. Winning on the road isn't easy. Green Bay has a chance to win its first two games with Jordan Love, both on the road and with injuries to key players. That would be quite the statement.
It won't be an easy game. The Falcons are talented, and the noise will be loud inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium, making communication a challenge for the Packers' inexperienced offense. But Love stepped up in a big moment last week. There's no reason why he can't do the same against the Falcons in Week 2.