Aaron Jones, Christian Watson inactive for Packers-Falcons – NFL.com

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The Packers will be without two of their most electric skill players against the Falcons on Sunday.
Running back Aaron Jones and wide receiver Christian Watson are both officially inactive with hamstring injuries.
Green Bay’s surprisingly efficient offense operated best when funneled through Jones during last week’s 38-20 victory over the Bears. The seventh-year pro had 11 touches for 107 yards and two scores. Jones pulled up in the end zone with an injured hamstring on the second of those touchdowns, a 35-yard reception, and did not return to the game.
He didn’t practice all week, and his absence means Jordan Love will need to find a new avenue to exploit Atlanta’s defense, which looks much improved from 2022.
AJ Dillon, who managed just 19 yards on 13 carries in Week 1, must be far better seeing even more volume. The combination of Emanuel Wilson and Patrick Taylor will likely spell him in an attempt to replicate Jones’ role of lightning to Dillon’s usual thunder.
In the passing game, Green Bay trots out a similar group to the one it had last week thanks to Watson missing his second straight contest.
The speedy wideout did log his first limited practice of the season on Friday, which provides a sliver of optimism for a potential return next week, but Sunday will be about tight end Luke Musgrave, Jayden Reed, Samori Toure and Romeo Doubs, who led the team in receptions while scoring twice in Love’s debut.
Love will also have to find those pass catchers without his usual blindside protector. Like Jones and Watson, left tackle David Bakhtiari will miss Sunday’s contest as he continues to manage his workload in the aftermath of his 2020 ACL tear.
Playing without all three is an even bigger test than the one Love faced to begin his journey as the Packers’ new starting quarterback.
He passed with flying colors, and he’ll look to somehow do the same against the Falcons when the two teams kick off at 1 p.m. ET.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor on Saturday said QB Joe Burrow (calf) will be listed as questionable for Monday night against the Rams.
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Bears head coach Matt Eberflus, in charge of a team that’s already dealing with the crunch of an 0-2 start, hopes taking over as defensive play-caller helps alleviate some of that stress.
Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, who was a limited participant in Friday’s practice, is considered questionable to play against the Broncos as he remains in concussion protocol.
Chargers running back Austin Ekeler will be sidelined for a second straight game due to an ankle injury as he was ruled out on Friday for Sunday’s Week 3 game against the Minnesota Vikings
The 49ers announced Friday that they have signed head Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch to multi-year extensions.
Packers running back Aaron Jones (hamstring), receiver Christian Watson (hamstring), tackle David Bakhtiari (knee), edge rusher Lukas Van Ness (elbow) and cornerback Jaire Alexander (back) are all questionable.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson is not practicing Friday, putting backup Gardner Minshew in line to start Sunday versus the Baltimore Ravens. 
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D’Andre Swift played 58 snaps in Week 2, third-most in his career, and his 31 touches were his second-most in a game. The question for the oft-injured back is whether that sort of workload is sustainable.
New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller is expected to make his season debut Sunday against the Green Bay Packers after missing the first two weeks due to a hamstring injury.
Despite facing manic blitzes from Wink Martindale’s defense, 49ers QB Brock Purdy finished 25-of-37 passing with  a career-high 310 yards and two touchdowns for a 111.3 passer rating.
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