The Atlanta Falcons look to go 8 and 0 for the first time in franchise history Sunday night at the Georgia Dome as they face the 3 and 4 Cowboys. Atlanta comes in after a road victory against the reeling Eagles and Dallas is trying to rebound from a heart-breaking loss to the division leading New York Giants.
Matt Ryan is coming off of one of his most accurate performances to date and there seems to be no end in site. He’s consistently finding his multitude of weapons and has clearly lifted his game to another level, while Tony Romo continues to struggle with turnovers and is hoping to bounce back and end the Falcons’ hopes for a perfect season.
Offensively, Atlanta has to keep Ryan on his feet and hopefully open up some holes for Turner and Rodgers who finally got rolling in last week’s victory over Philly. If the birds can get the ball moving on the ground, Ryan should have a field day tossing the ball to what I think is the best receiving corp in the NFL.
On the other side of the ball, Atlanta will be without starting linebacker Sean Weatherspoon for this match-up, which means Mike Peterson and Akeem Dent will split time on defense. Spoon is an electric athlete and leads the team in tackles, so his absence will definitely be missed. Romo is coming off a loss that saw him throw three picks so expect Atlanta’s ball-hawking defense to expect more of the same.
These two teams actually match up pretty evenly, but I just don’t see Dallas having enough weapons to hang with Atlanta for four quarters. The Falcons are pretty much unbeatable at home and barring some kind of natural disaster I just can’t see Dallas leaving with a victory. The Dome should be rocking for this prime time battle between NFC foes, and in the end I see just too much Matty Ice. Falcons 31 Cowboys 24.