JOEinPHX Posted October 29, 2015 Share Posted October 29, 2015 I find myself in the position of having close ties to both teams, so this week's matchup is of more than usual interest. I've been thinking about keys to the game.For the Falcons I think it's 'run and stop the run'. This might be a difficult game for Ryan (more on that later) so I think the Falcons run game will have to be in sync. On the flip side, TB also has a potent run game led by a resurrected Doug Martin - the Falcons will have to stop him or else his success will nullify whatever success Freeman and Coleman have.For the Bucs it's all about pressure. I think their front four can give the Falcons Oline fits in pass pro, which is why I say Ryan may struggle. Keeping Ryan off balance is probably their best route to a win. If they can't keep him off balance he can shred the Tampa 2 zone.And finally, the X factor. Penalties and mistakes. Tampa leads the league in penalties per game and I think it's safe to say they'd be 4-2 if they were even middle of the pack in that stat. If they hand opportunities to Atlanta the way they handed them to Washington and Houston nothing else will matter.Your thoughts?. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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