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A Battle of Mediocrity

Atlanta Falcons

A Battle of Mediocrity

A battle of two mediocre teams one with great potential the other struggling to find an identity should make for an interesting matchup. The Dallas Cowboys is seeking to avenge themselves of the embarrassing loss from a year ago 27-7. DT Adrian Clayborn ate QB Dak Prescott like yogurt on his way to a record-setting day for the Falcons producing six sacks and two fumbles. Surely they checked the roster for his whereabouts and breathed a sigh of relief when they learned he was no longer wearing the red-n-black he is in New England. RB Ezekiel Elliott didn’t play due to suspension, and Pro Bowl OT Tyron Smith was injured leaving Chaz Green to take his place or leave the road to Prescott wide open.

The Falcons are coming off a disappointing loss to the Cleveland Browns 28-16 consultation these are not the same ole Brownies. They have #1 overall draft pick QB Baker Mayfield and the steal of the draft in Nick Chubb all the buzz is about Saquan Barkley the #2 overall draft pick and rightfully so, but Chubb is no scrub barring his leg injury at the University Georgia the Heisman Trophy was in reach. The Falcons defensive line can attest from last weeks performance he gouged them for a career day gaining 176 yards on 20 carries including a featured 92-yard touchdown the longest in Cleveland Brown history.

Keys to the Game

Ezekial Elliott is salivating for a breakout game, the Falcons defense must contain him, or it may be another record-setting day.

Must keep Dak Prescott in the pocket and force him to pass the ball.

We predict the Falcons have more to play for they are coming off the disappointing loss to Cleveland and are hungry to prove their value. Should they get healthy on defense and back into the playoffs they would be scary. In summary this a battle between the Dallas defense and the Falcons offense which are the strengths of each team. The nod goes to the Falcons.

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