JRid Posted October 15, 2010 Share Posted October 15, 2010 46 minutes ago - No. 5 key vs. Philadelphia: Contain RB LeSean McCoy in the passing game. McCoy is Philly's leading receiver, with 28 receptions for 218 yards. In Week 4, Atlanta had problems defending 49ers RB Frank Gore in the passing game. Falcons RapidReportsTags: RB 51 minutes ago - No. 4 key vs. Philadelphia: LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) will be a game-time decision. If inactive, LB Stephen Nicholas will fill in and must play well. Nicholas has been a solid backup, subbing for Weatherspoon against the 49ers. The Eagles will be a much tougher test. Falcons RapidReportsTags: LB 52 minutes ago - No. 3 key vs. Philadelphia: Cover Eagles WR DeSean Jackson deep. He hasn't fared well with QB Kevin Kolb under center (four catches, 37 yards). Atlanta likes using zone blitzes to force passes underneath, but if the pressure fails then deep-threat WRs can get open. Falcons RapidReportsTags: QB • WR 54 minutes ago - No. 2 key vs. Philadelphia: QB Kevin Kolb will start for the Eagles instead of Michael Vick, which should be a sigh of relief for Atlanta. The Falcons have done a good job rushing the QB, ranking ninth in the NFL in sacks (11). Hitting Kolb repeatedly will be key. Falcons RapidReportsTags: QB 56 minutes ago - No. 1 key vs. Philadelphia: With Eagles LT Jason Peters out, DE John Abraham could have a monster game against backup LT King Dunlap. Dunlap allowed three sacks when called upon against the 49ers last week. Falcons RapidReportsTags: DE • OT 57 minutes ago - LB Curtis Lofton disagreed Philadelphia's WRs will be the best Atlanta's seen to this point. But he did note a difference. "The difference between these receivers is they're very fast and make a lot of people miss," Lofton said. "They really stretch teams vertically." Falcons RapidReports 58 minutes ago - The Falcons have 10 interceptions from nine players, which have come from every position except DT. "We're waiting on it," DE/DT Jamaal Anderson said. "We work on that every Friday, we have an interception drill we work on...Hopefully I'll be the next one." Falcons RapidReports 59 minutes ago - Sunday's game against Philadelphia will be Atlanta's fourth road game in six contests. The next three will be at home. "We have to steal every one on the road," RB Michael Turner said. "We've been pretty good at home but we're getting better on the road." Falcons RapidReports An hour ago - LB Curtis Lofton on SS William Moore's emergence: "William Moore is a very physical safety, and he's been making big plays. We've just got to keep pushing him to grow mentally, and he's going to be a good player for us." Falcons RapidReportsTags: LB • SS Oct. 15, 2010 2:20 p.m. - LB Curtis Lofton on facing Philadelphia's balanced offense: "It's going to test us in all facets of the game. It's going to test the secondary, it's going to test the D-line. We're going to have to come together like we have the past couple of games." Falcons RapidReportsTags: LB Oct. 15, 2010 2:18 p.m. - DT Jonathan Babineaux on whether DE John Abraham had to find his explosiveness again after a down 2009 year: "Abe has been the same since I've known him. Unfortunately, we had a few dropoffs last year where we couldn't get pressure like we wanted." Falcons RapidReportsTags: DE • DT Oct. 15, 2010 2:16 p.m. - WR Roddy White on whether the Falcons are a clear frontrunner in the NFC South: "Tampa's 3-1, too. They're doing a good job, too. ... We have a tough season ahead of us. We just have to keep grinding." Falcons RapidReports Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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