Atlanta Falcons: 3 Toughest Matchups in 2015

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Jan 18, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) reacts against the New England Patriots in the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Week 11: Indianapolis Colts

There aren’t many quarterbacks better than Andrew Luck, and there aren’t many passing games better than the one owned by the Indianapolis Colts.

Jun 9, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore (23) catches a pass during minicamp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Colts put up more passing yards than any other team last year, and it is a unit poised to get even better with the offseason acquisitions of Andre Johnson and Frank Gore.

Johnson is as experienced as they come and still has plenty in the tank to give Luck another weapon. Gore will improve the run game, which will directly help the passing game.

Add in first round draft pick Phillip Dorsett and this unit is downright scary. This will give the Falcons’ pass defense its ultimate test.

This is arguably the toughest game on Atlanta’s schedule, and they will need to produce on offense to have a chance of winning.

Stopping Luck will be impossible, so the defense must slow him down enough to give Matt Ryan and the offense a chance to win. Ryan will need to go toe-to-toe with one of the NFL’s rising stars and he will need to outperform him.

The game is at home, and the Falcons’ offense will also be strong, so Atlanta can pickup the win here, but it won’t be easy.

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