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A weekly look at what the Falcons must fix:

The Atlanta Falcons have to be more physical on both the offensive and defensive lines as they prepare for Thursday night's quick turnaround game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

On offense, right tackle Lamar Holmes got dominated with speed and power when he matched up against Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap. Holmes' poor technique was part of the reason Dunlap put two hits on quarterback Matt Ryan, including one that the Falcons thought was a "cheap shot" late in the game.

Defensively, one run in particular was indicative of how the Falcons got pushed around. Bengals rookie Jeremy Hill ran straight up the middle for a 13-yard gain with 4 minutes, 58 seconds left before halftime. Nose tackle Paul Soliai got caught leaning one way while fellow defensive lineman Tyson Jackson had to battle a double-team. Inside linebacker Paul Worrilow couldn't shed a block by an offensive lineman while outside linebacker Kroy Biermann stood and watched instead of his throwing his body in the way.

Maybe the Falcons were still stunned and tired by Giovani Bernard's 46-yard catch-and-run off a checkdown by Andy Dalton on the previous play. Whatever the case, the Falcons can't hope to have success stuffing the run if they let a running back bust through the middle like that.

Vaughn McClure

ESPN Atlanta Falcons reporter


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