Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins
Sunday, September 22 - 4:05pm ET
SB Nation Blog: The Falcoholic
- All time record: Miami 7-4
- Recent streak: Falcons 2 wins
- Last Dolphins win in Miami: December 30, 2001
- First time Miami has hosted Atlanta in their home opener.
- Record: 13-3
- Total Offense: 8
- Total Defense: 24
Atlanta key additions:
- Steven Jackson, Running back
- Osi Umenyiora, Defensive end
Atlanta key departures:
|2||60||Robert Alford||CB||Southeastern Louisiana|
|7||243||Kemal Ishmael||S||Central Florida|
|7||244||Zeke Motta||S||Notre Dame|
- Pass rush: The Falcons have to improve their pass rush, recording just 29 sacks on the season, ranking 28th in the league. They signed Osi Umenyiora to assist in bringing up the pressure, however they lost John Abraham so that could be a push.
- Secondary: The Falcons could be relying on rookies Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford for key cornerback coverage this season. That's always a dangerous situation, which could be boom or bust.