The Atlanta Falcons are heading to Oakland to face off against the Raiders. Will the Falcons get their season on track with a win against the Raiders?
Last week was a disappointing way to start the new NFL season. Although the Atlanta Falcons were not the better team against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Falcons still almost had a chance to win the game.
The Raiders last week had to generate a comeback to win their game. Oakland’s defense was soft and easy to pass the ball on, and Saints future Hall of Fame passer, Drew Brees, did just that.
This week, if the Falcons want to defeat the Raiders then they will need to copy what the Saints did. They will need to pass early, often, and efficiently if they want to win. Matt Ryan showed last week that he is still a good-great quarterback. I expect big things from the former Boston College quarterback.
If the Falcons o-line can hold for a few seconds against the Raiders pass-rush, then Ryan will have great success.