Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins: Full Game Preview

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Aug 28, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Rex Grossman (3) is hit by Chicago Bears defensive end Cornelius Washington (94)during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

What to watch

There are still many questions yet to be answered this offseason, and this game will go a long way to determining some roster spots. We will see more from the starters, and for those not playing so well, the pressure is now onto perform.

Falcons offensive line vs Dolphins defensive line

The Falcons’ starters performed brilliantly against a strong defensive front in the New York Jets, and they will have to do the same against a strong Dolphins defense. Led by marquee free agent signing Ndamukong Suh, the offensive line will need to perform at a high level to protect Matt Ryan and open up holes for the run game. Has the line improved this offseason? Prove it.

Backup quarterback battle

The backup quarterback battle is as cloudy as ever right now. T.J. Yates hasn’t looked comfortable in either preseason game, and Sean Renfree hasn’t inspired too much confidence, despite protecting the football well. In comes veteran Rex Grossman. Grossman joined the Falcons this week and will compete to Ryan’s backup. Up to this point, neither quarterback has seemed to want to be the No. 2, in Alex Moran style.

The run game

An area of concern this preseason has been the run game. It’s not time to panic yet though, as we haven’t seen Tevin Coleman or Devonta Freeman in action due to hamstring injuries. Coleman is expected to be back for this game, and Freeman could return too. Can they spark the ground game?

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