3 silver linings from Packers loss to Falcons in Week 2

As gut-wrenching as the Packers loss to the Falcons was, it wasn't all bad.

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2. Packers scored 24 points without two of their biggest weapons

The Green Bay Packers offense was humming on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta. Jordan Love looked as though he'd been guiding the offense for years. The Utah State alum looked calm, cool, and collected in the pocket and ended the game with three touchdowns for the second week in a row.

Love will be looking to go for the trifecta next week for Green Bay's home opener against the New Orleans Saints, but the Packers' quarterback is no doubt hoping to have a few of his weapons back in time for Week 3.

Both Christian Watson and Aaron Jones were out for the Packers' Week 2 matchup against the Falcons, to say nothing of the absence of offensive tackle David Bahktiari. Green Bay also lost guard Elgton Jenkins due to a knee injury.

Watson hasn't played a snap yet this season, and the Packers offense has still put up very good numbers. Throw in the fact that Green Bay's run game on Sunday was reliant on AJ Dillon and a rookie running back, and Packers fans should be rather pleased with the fact that their team put up 24 points in just three quarters.

Christian Watson is a game-changer who can take the top off the defense, and Aaron Jones is a difference-maker that opposing defenses have to scheme for. The Packers had neither on Sunday and still only lost by one point. The Green Bay Packers will only get better offensively once they return to full strength.