It’s always exciting to match up against a talented offense like Atlanta. They’ve shown over the past couple of years that they can go out on any given Sunday and put up a ton of points. That sort of pressure is one that gets felt by the offense and the defense. Our defense obviously has to stop that explosive Falcon offense and our offense needs to score points and chew clock as much as we can to help out our defense.
One of the keys for us is going to be the success that we have in our three TE sets. We’ve had some success this season out of that set because those guys are just extremely talented. That personnel group gives us the flexibility to run or pass and we’ve had big plays when that group is on the field.
We’re mindful of just how fast Atlanta is on defense. That sort of speed can put pressure on an offense because they can rush the passer but they can also get penetration in the backfield on run plays. We are going to try to counteract that speed as best we can by being physical and running the ball.
We have full confidence in our offense to be able to go out and win games. This week is no different, but we just hope to jump out to a fast start and get Atlanta off script. If we can do that we’ll be on our way to getting a win this week.