With a few hours to kickoff of Monday Night Football, let’s take a look at three of the key match ups that will decide the outcome of the Falcons – Saints game tonight.
Falcons RB Michael Turner vs Saints Front Seven – As Andrew Juge of Saints-Nation pointed out to us earlier this week in our Q&A, the Saints run D has made significant improvement the last few weeks. For us to be successful against Drew Brees we must control the time of possession and limit his opportunities, placing an emphasis and a need for the Falcons running game to perform.
Falcons CB Brent Grimes vs Saints QB Drew Brees - If there is one CB that has had Brees’ number in the past few years it would be Brent Grimes, intercepting 2 passes in the past 5 games against the Saints. Brees has been hot of late and the recently injured Grimes will be key in creating some turnovers by the Falcons D.
Falcons DE John Abraham vs Saints Jermon Bushrod – John Abraham was an absolute beast last time out against Jacksonville forcing 3.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. This week it is absolutely key he has a big day, as if Brees has all day to throw, the Falcons are in serious trouble.