Atlanta Falcons fans can expect another high-scoring game when Matt Ryan and Julio Jones take on the defending Super Bowl Champions the Denver Broncos this Sunday!
October 9th’s game serves as both teams 14th regular-season match up with the Broncos leading the series 8 – 5/, although the Falcons have dominated the last two performances.
What To Watch For
For the Falcon’s dominating offense, this week’s game will prove whether or not their success this season is legitimate and if they are capable of contending with true Super Bowel contenders.
The Falcons offense currently leads the entire league in total yards, passing yards, and scoring. However, Quarterback Matt Ryan has yet to face a premier defensive team this year and will likely have his work cut out for him against the Super Bowl MVP Von Miller.
Look for Atlanta to try to continue to use their RBs Devonte Freeman and Tevin Coleman to keep the fourth-ranked defense out of their comfort zone.
For Denver, starting quarterback Trevor Siemian continues to recover from a sprained left shoulder in his non-throwing arm, which means that rookie Paxton Lynch will be called up for his grand debut. While this type of situation normally causes fans of the opposing team to sign in relief for an expected easy win, Lynch has everything he needs to be successful with RB C.J Anderson, DE Derek Wolfe, CB Aqib Talib, and OLB Von Miller.
Key Stats Heading Into Week 5 of The NFL
- In the last 19 games the Broncos have played against the NFC, OLB Von Miller has earned 20 sacks and six forced fumbles. Fans should expect to see Miller rack up at least two more sacks this Sunday.
- DE Dwight Freeney has racked up at least one sack in the last eight games. Be on the look out to see how Freeney will attack Denver’s offensive line on his way to their rookie quarterback.
- WR Julio Jones is currently averaging 122 passing yards per game.
- QB Matt Ryan leads the entire NFL in passing yards with 1,473 in just four games.
Although Atlanta’s offense have pretty much had their way with their opponent’s defensive matchups, they have yet to play the league’s most intimidating pass rushing unit.
If Denver is able to land a couple of sacks early on in the game and successfully double-team Julio Jones making him ineffective, Atlanta’s greatness will once again come into questions with fans and analysts throughout the country.