Some thoughts on how the NFL QB situation might play out, as well as some additional notes.
The Patriots were cool and in control, which contrasted sharply with the deer-in-the-headlights panic shown by Atlanta and coach Dan Quinn
Dion Lewis rushed 12 times for 76 yards and was the workhorse for the team, as the Patriots gashed the Falcons for 162 yards on the ground.
NE will likely only have three healthy corners, Malcolm Butler, Jonathan Jones and Johnson Bademosi. The matchup against Julio Jones is a nightmarish one
Last week the Falcons had a 17-0 lead over the Dolphins at home and somehow lost 20-17 to a Miami team that is struggling to score points.
In this episode, we first looked back at the Patriots victory against the Jets. Later on, we previewed the upcoming game for the Pats against the Falcons.
Sunday was an interesting afternoon with a variety of stories from around the league that stood out. We’ll attempt to cover a few of them here each week, including several from yesterday.
The Patriots at New Orleans looms to be the most analyzed game in the NFL heading into week two. It features two potent offenses led by a pair of future Hall of Fame quarterbacks, Drew Brees and Tom Brady. The Pats loss to the Chiefs will result in even more scrutiny, as New England strives to avoid an 0-2 start to the 2017 season.
In three playoff games, the Patriots defense allowed a total of 54 points. With 21 of them against the #1 offense in the league against Atlanta.
Brady rallied the team and caught fire. He finished 26-33 for 283 yards as the Patriots scored on their last five possessions in regulation and overtime.
YAC is the Achilles Heel of Atlanta’s defense. They’re last in the NFL in allowing YAC with 133 yards per game coming after the catch.
This is our preview of the Super Bowl for the Patriots against the Falcons. During the show, we share which team has the advantage in several match-ups between the two teams. We also share our three keys to victory for the Patriots, and then end the show with our predictions.
Stopping the running back tandem of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman will be just as important if not even more so on Sunday night.
On media night Monday night, ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio interviewed both Matt Ryan and Tom Brady leading up to Sunday’s showdown in Houston between the two teams. Here’s the transcript from that interview.
New Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn spent nearly twenty years as a defensive line coach prior to becoming Seattle’s defensive coordinator for two years, when the Seahawks were the NFL’s best defense and won the Super Bowl. While it is still a work in progress, Atlanta’s defense has noticeably improved from the porous sieve that they were the last couple of years. The Falcon offensive line suffered through more than their share of injuries last year; that group being healthy has led to a much improved offense, especially running the ball