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 â€“ in this case, the 2013 Falcons â€“ youâ€™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 yearâ€™s NFL. On one side of the field, youâ€™ve got Drew Brees and his number two-ranked offense. On the other, you have the Falcons â€“ a team that hasnâ€™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.
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