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.

Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons
Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons / Todd Kirkland/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 3
Next

3. Packers won the turnover battle (and should have had more)

Usually, when a team wins the turnover battle, they win the game. The Green Bay Packers were plus-one in the turnover department on Sunday versus the Atlanta Falcons, and yet, took the loss. That's a rarity in the NFL, but it does happen.

Green Bay picked off Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder for the first time in his career. Rasul Douglas jumped up and picked a floating pass out the air during the first quarter. But it could have been an even more prolific day for the Green Bay defense.

Both linebacker Quay Walker and cornerback Jaire Alexander dropped potential interceptions during Sunday's game. Alexander's most likely would have resulted in six points for the Packers.

At the moment, the Packers are at plus-three in turnover differential. Green Bay is behind only the Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Philadelphia Eagles in turnover differential this season.

Ball security has got to be at the top of the list for the Green Bay Packers, and at the moment, it would appear as though that's the case. While the Packers don't necessarily have a ballhawking defense, keeping a plus-turnover differential through the first two weeks is certainly something the Green Bay faithful can hang their hat on.

More Packers news and analysis

manual