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Packers Visit Falcons Sunday

When Green Bay (1-0) faces the Atlanta Falcons (1-0) on Sunday, quarterback Jordan Love will be looking to build on the solid numbers he put up in a 38-20 victory at Chicago.


He threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns in his second career start after backing up Rodgers the last three seasons.


After moving on from Aaron Rodgers - whose fresh start in New York was cut short by an Achilles tendon injury on his very first series for the Jets - the Packers have rallied around his young successor.


The Falcons find themselves in strange territory after opening the season with a 24-10 victory over Carolina.


For the first time since the end of the 2017 season, Atlanta has a winning record.

The Falcons promised to get top draft pick Bijan Robinson involved in the offense in multiple ways - and the rookie didn't disappoint in the opener.


Robinson's first career touchdown was a thing of beauty: The running back caught a swing pass, faked out one defender, smashed through two more and scored on an 11-yard play.


Robinson also broke off a 21-yard run that set up the go-ahead touchdown against the Panthers.


The Packers are leaning heavily on their kids to launch the post-Rodgers era.

Green Bay played 12 rookies against the Bears - the highest number of rookies the Packers have used in a season opener since 1952, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.


Many of those rookies contributed right away. First-round pick Lukas Van Ness and sixth-round selection Karl Brooks each recorded a sack. Anders Carlson, another sixth-round pick, kicked a 52-yard field goal.


The two second-rounders – tight end Luke Musgrave and wide receiver Jayden Reed – combined to catch five passes for 98 yards. Reed also had a 35-yard punt return.


Game time is noon Sunday.

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