Defense is a major concern
The Atlanta Falcons (2-1, 1st NFC South) have rebounded from their opening loss to win two straight games and take over the NFC South. While the offense is humming along at 438 yards a game, their defense is ranked near the bottom of the league, giving up 371 yards a game. And defense wins championships. Now come the Panthers (1-2, 3rd NFC South)
These two teams have a nice little history between them and have played 42 times with the Falcons taking a 25-17 lead in the series. While the Panthers record is under .500, they are favored in this match up by 3 1/2 because of that porous Falcons defense. The Panthers, however, have a stiff defense, ranked 3rd in the NFL and is the best Atlanta has come across this season.
“An excellent defense,” QB Matt Ryan said of Carolina. “I think their front seven does a great job both against the run and the pass. Two excellent linebackers. A front four that is very deep across the board. Those guys play extremely well. For us, it’s going to be important to play well up front and to prepare for their scheme. I think they do a great job of understanding their scheme and understanding the offenses that they’re going against.”
The game kicks off at Noon in the Georgia Dome. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons this Sunday!
The Atlanta Falcons finally overcame themselves and ended their six game losing streak against the Jacksonville Jaguars last weekend and now face the still undefeated Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday.
Although they were two point underdogs against the Jaguars, the Falcons managed to hold on to their lead with their best performance in recent memory. For the Falcons this week, this is a must win in order to stay in the playoff hunt and Head Coach Dan Quinn will continue to push his team.
“As far as I know, when you’ve got a shot, you’ve got a shot,” Quinn said. “We’ve got an awesome challenge ahead this week, and it’s one we’re absolutely jacked for. And we will be ready to rock.”
Tickets are still available for this pivotal match up so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons!!
The Atlanta Falcons are looking for their team to give it their all for the rest of the season as they try and push into the playoff seeding with a higher bid then their current 6th seed ranking. After the 38-0 pasting the team took at the hands of the Panthers last week, the coaching staff will accept nothing less.
“I’m on the watch for everybody in terms of the way we’re going through it,” Head Coach Dan Quinn said. “That’s part of the evaluation you go through the whole season in terms of like how bad you’re going for it. That’s part of our program. That’s what I want, 100 percent all the time, all in.
It’s time for Falcon Faithful to take a road trip down to Jacksonville and help support your Atlanta Falcons on the road. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so get yours today!