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A different look at the mighty Falcons

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CRA    12,160

and I meant to add.....and how times has the Carolina offense started a drive in the opponents territory?

THAT is HUGE when looking at these two teams,

That is a team making life EASY for Ryan and hard for Newton.....

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Argus Plexus    965

They are going to drive it down our throats with or without turnovers. The Panthers have a knack for being soft these last few years.

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jtnc    3,667

Great research as usual, CRA. Cam HAS to protect the football and Chud needs to relax on the chunk yardage.

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Jackofalltrades    9,325

Mike Nolan has that defense playing very well, confusing the likes of Manning and Rivers. It'll be a challenge for sure as they're hitting on all cylinders at the moment.

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rayzor    10,286

appreciate the work. lot's of funny little things about their wins. no denying they are good. the WRs are lethal and the QB is just a great game manager....which is about all that is needed. the defense is rather opportunistic, but i see them playing teams from a weak division with QBs who shot themselves in the foot repeatedly. i think they are good, but that record i just don't really see to be sustainable.

this game, though, i have a feeling this game will be won or lost in the first couple possessions and it's one in which home field advantage is going to be one of the biggest factors aside from them playing relatively mistake free ball while we seem to be making a ton of them.

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capitalizing on short field positions is not a fault. it's the offense taking advantage of opportunites created by the defense and special teams.

it would be more telling if they didn't score on those drives.

what are the lengths of the drives of the other 54 points scored? what percentage of their total possessions have they scored on?

this is really nothing to get excited about. all it says is the falcons as a team is clicking on all three phases.

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CRA    12,160

Mike Nolan has that defense playing very well, confusing the likes of Manning and Rivers. It'll be a challenge for sure as they're hitting on all cylinders at the moment.

To be fair, Manning also simply isn't Manning and SD didn't flat out shoot themselves in the foot. Some turnovers are great defensive play.....some are an offense. Atl has taken advantage of some gifts. They get credit for taking advantage of them.....but they have been given a lot thus far.

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CRA    12,160

appreciate the work. lot's of funny little things about their wins. no denying they are good. the WRs are lethal and the QB is just a great game manager....which is about all that is needed. the defense is rather opportunistic, but i see them playing teams from a weak division with QBs who shot themselves in the foot repeatedly. i think they are good, but that record i just don't really see to be sustainable.

this game, though, i have a feeling this game will be won or lost in the first couple possessions and it's one in which home field advantage is going to be one of the biggest factors aside from them playing relatively mistake free ball while we seem to be making a ton of them.

I agree, most likely we will know of we win or lose early on.

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rayzor    10,286

To be fair, Manning also simply isn't Manning and SD didn't flat out shoot themselves in the foot. Some turnovers are great defensive play.....some are an offense. Atl has taken advantage of some gifts. They get credit for taking advantage of them.....but they have been given a lot thus far.

that's what scares me because it seems this year we've been in the christmas spirit. 'tis the season of giving.

fa la la la la frikkin la la la.

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CRA    12,160

capitalizing on short field positions is not a fault. it's the offense taking advantage of opportunites created by the defense and special teams.

it would be more telling if they didn't score on those drives.

what are the lengths of the drives of the other 54 points scored? what percentage of their total possessions have they scored on?

this is really nothing to get excited about. all it says is the falcons as a team is clicking on all three phases.

Well, I think it certainly is worth noting that this fat start Atl teams offense has started their drives in the opponents territory more than any team in the NFL......and after watching 2 of the 3 games I don't credit all those to great defensive plays. More a defense capitalizing on poor offense.

Not all turnovers are caused by great defensive plays. There are plays to be made against Atl's D IMO. We just can't give them gifts. Make them earn it.

And their percentage of scoring drives is skewed.....bc of the high number of drives starting in opposing territory. That number should shift....hopefully this week.

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Fox007    4,179

To be fair, Manning also simply isn't Manning and SD didn't flat out shoot themselves in the foot. Some turnovers are great defensive play.....some are an offense. Atl has taken advantage of some gifts. They get credit for taking advantage of them.....but they have been given a lot thus far.

And most of Cams INTs are the fault of the offense and not the defense playing well.

Still doesn't bode well for our team.

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