3 standouts and 2 duds from Packers loss to Falcons in Week 2

The Packers fell to the Atlanta Falcons by a final score of 25-24.
Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons
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The Green Bay Packers carried a 12-point lead into the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons, but ultimately fell 25-24.

The Packers seemed to have everything well in hand heading into the fourth quarter, but a massive performance from Falcons rookie running back Bijan Robinson helped Atlanta to roar back and remain undefeated on the young season.

There were several things that the Packers did right, but ultimately Green Bay came up short. Which three players stood out on Sunday in Atlanta, and which two duds fell short of expectations?

Standout: Jayden Reed

The Green Bay Packers were once again without wide receiver Christian Watson. However, the Packers had two rookie receivers step up in a major way. While Dontayvion Wicks deserves a shout out, Jayden Reed had a standout performance against the Atlanta Falcons.

Reed was a popular target of quarterback Jordan Love. The Michigan State product saw eight balls thrown his way and hauled in four of them for 37 yards and two touchdowns. Of Love's 25 pass attempts, 32-percent went to Reed.

With a long of only 10 yards, Packers fans didn't necessarily see those explosive plays that you'd like to witness from Reed, but the diminutive receiver was effective nonetheless.

Reed scored his first NFL touchdown on a push pass from Love and then crossed the goal line just before the end of the third quarter to put the Packers up by double-digits.

Even though the Green Bay Packers took the loss on Sunday afternoon, fans had to like what they saw from Jayden Reed. When Christian Watson returns from his hamstring injury, that's only going to open up more throwing lanes for the shifty rookie receiver.