Thursday Night Football: Is Atlanta's Defense Historically Bad?
Football is driven so heavily by matchups, and each of these matchups are magnified because a season is only 16 games long. When you can pinpoint a defense – in this case, the 2013 Falcons – you’re able to not just win the individual battles in a real football game, but you can expose opportunity in pretend pigskin as well.
Tonight, the Saints have a chance to expose the biggest opportunity you can find in this year’s NFL. On one side of the field, you’ve got Drew Brees and his number two-ranked offense. On the other, you have the Falcons – a team that hasn’t been able to stop Mike Glennon, Ryan Tannehill, Geno Smith and Carson Palmer this season.
In typical Thursday Night Football fashion, this could get ugly.