The Green Bay Packers head into Atlanta on Sunday looking to remain undefeated on the young season. Unfortunately, the Packers may be without two of their top offensive weapons.
Aaron Jones left last week's game against the Chicago Bears with a hamstring injury and wide receiver Christian Watson was inactive. While neither player has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Falcons, both Jones and Watson are likely to be limited.
Jordan Love may need to find another reliable source, and rookie tight end Luke Musgrave could be the perfect player for the Packers quarterback to target on Sunday.
Luke Musgrave could have major impact for Packers vs. Falcons
Luke Musgrave was the Green Bay Packers' second-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-6 tight end provides Jordan Love with a huge target, and could be key in the Packers matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.
The Oregon State product got his feet wet against the Chicago Bears in Week 1, hauling in three catches for 50 yards last week. Musgrave's 37-yard catch in the fourth quarter helped the Packers put some distance between themselves and the Bears after they had close the gap.
The Falcons allowed Carolina Panthers tight end Hayden Hurst to snag five balls for 47 yards last week, and rookie quarterback Bryce Young targeted the former Cincinnati Bengals tight end seven times.
According to Falcons head coach Arthur Smith, Atlanta's inside linebacker Troy Andersen will be out for Sunday's game against the Packers. This will likely force Nathan Landman, who signed with Atlanta as an undrafted free agent last year, into a starting role.
Green Bay needs to take full advantage of Andersen's absence and get the ball to Luke Musgrave early on Sunday. Look for Musgrave to have a breakout performance for the Packers in Week 2.