The Atlanta Falcons offense put down a beating on the New Orleans Saints defense on Sunday. Matt Ryan threw for over 400 yards and 3 TD’s, while his number one receiver Julio Jones had an impressive comeback game with 7 receptions for 116 yards.
Now, they are faced with yet another challenge in the Cincinnati Bengals defense.
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The Bengals are coming off of a game against the Baltimore Ravens in which they only gave up 16 points. This team is starting to already prove that them being ranked the 3rd best defense in 2013 was no fluke. Take a look at the pass rushers that they hold and how many sacks they accumulated last year. The depth of this pass rush is no joke….
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They are the reigning AFC North division champions, and their stadium name is called the Paul Brown Stadium, commonly known as “The Jungle.”
Now why the heck am I telling you what the name of this team’s stadium is called? Because last season, the Cincinnati Bengals NEVER lost a game at home in the regular season.
So as you can see, beating the Bengals at their own house will be tough, so the Dirty Bird offense will have to find a way to cut through this jungle. Can they?
Well, first of all take a look at the weapons that Matt Ryan holds and how they did in week one.
- Steven Jackson- 12 carries for 52 yards
- Jacquizz Rodgers- 6 carriers for 34 yards and 1 TD
- Julio Jones- 7 receptions for 116 yards
- Devin Hester- 5 receptions for 100 yards
- Harry Douglas- 6 receptions for 69 yards
- Roddy White- 5 receptions for 72 yards and 1 TD
- Antone Smith- 1 reception for 54 yards and 1 TD
After the performance, the Falcons now rank number one in total offense in the NFL and number one in total passing yards.
What a match-up this will be. This is a war between one of the best offenses in the NFL and one of the best defenses in the NFL. Strap on your seat belts folks, it’s going to be quite the game.