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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Dud: Emanuel Wilson

You never want to be too terribly critical of a rookie, but I think most Packers fans were expecting more from Emanuel Wilson on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Wilson carried the ball three times for just seven yards.

If fans are going to call for AJ Dillon to get benched in favor of Wilson after the veteran running back's struggles in Week 1, you have to be willing to accept that the undrafted rookie didn't make any sort of impact in the game against the Falcons.

Dillon, on the other hand, looked better. While it wasn't an explosive performance, the fourth-year running back recorded 55 yards on 15 carries, which is a huge improvement from the Week 1 disaster that saw Dillon average less than 1.5 yards per rush.

With Aaron Jones out of action following a hamstring injury last week in Chicago, the Packers really needed Wilson to step up this week. Unfortunately, the rookie wasn't able to really get off the blocks.

Depending on Jones' status for next week against the New Orleans Saints, head coach Matt LaFleur may have some packages specifically geared toward Emanuel Wilson's skillset. Again, you don't want to be overly critical of a rookie who's thrust into action due to injury, but the Packers needed more from Wilson on Sunday.