Five Observations on the Falcons

BY foxsports • September 19, 2010

By John Manasso
September 20, 2010

1. The running game worked. See, not every defense is the Pittsburgh Steelers' (as Tennessee learned on Sunday), even if they use a 3-4 alignment. From the Falcons' first snap from scrimmage, they showed they could run the ball against Arizona.

They finished with a monstrous 221 rushing yards on 45 carries for a 4.9-yards-per-carry average after finishing under 100 yards and under three yards per carry last week in their 15-9 overtime loss. Even with Michael Turner out

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