SNF Live Thread: Patriots @ Falcons Edition

Mike Zarrilli

The 3 and 0 Patriots travel to Atlanta to take on the 1 and 2 Falcons. Please join us here to discuss the game or tomorrow nights match up between the New Orleans Saints and your undefeated Miami Dolphins!

Despite the Patriots 3 and 0 start to the season and the Falcons normally being one of the NFL's more consistent teams on both sites of the ball, both teams enter this weeks match up with questions on offensive. The Patriots have reached this point in the season undefeated by beating 3 questionable teams while the Falcons have gone 1 and 2 against what appears to be a better trio of teams up to this point in the season.

The Patriots are averaging 19.7 points per game and hope to improve upon that number with the return of tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide reciver Danny Amendola, although both are listed as questionable. New England also knows that slowing down Matt Ryan will be a much more difficult task then what they faced during their first three games of the season in rookies EJ Manuel, Geno Smith or now benched Josh Freeman. Up to this point in the season the Patriots have relied on their defense to carry the team. They have only allowed and NFL's second best 11.3 points per game (tied with Kansas City and one behind Seattle with 9.0 points per game).

The Falcons hope to bounce back from their late fourth quarter loss to the Miami Dolphins last Sunday. Defensively Atlanta was 3 and 0 in the red zone against the Dolphins versus 2 of 5 on their own drives inside the twenty. Falcons wide receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White have both been dealing with injury's as has starting running back Steven Jackson who will once again sit out a game. Both Jones and White along with back up running backs Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling hope to have big games against the Patriots defense.

--------------------------------------


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join The Phinsider

You must be a member of The Phinsider to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Phinsider. You should read them.

Join The Phinsider

You must be a member of The Phinsider to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Phinsider. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker