Atlanta Falcons: Why Vic Beasley is the Week 2 X-factor


The Atlanta Falcons are on the road for week 2 and have a tall task ahead of them. The Falcons will take on the New York Giants this Sunday and will have the tough task of slowing down Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr.

The Giants are coming off of very disappointing loss at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys and now will have all of America watching the Giant’s very closely to see if they can rebound.

The Falcons on the other hand are coming off of a very unexpected win in the eyes of the media and have turned numerous heads for their fantastic team win against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Sep 3, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley Jr. (44) is shown on the sideline during the game against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Falcons entered into the 2015 season with questions surrounding the defense and the offensive line. So far, both the defense and the O-Line have played very nicely. But what will they have to do in order to beat the Giants on the road?

In order to beat the Giants, the Falcons will need to apply pressure to Manning. In order to do that, the Falcons will need a big game from rookie Vic Beasley. Beasley will be matched up with left tackle Ereck Flowers. Flowers is how you say, terrible, and according to reports may not even play.

This lines up perfectly for Beasley. If Beasley can wreak havoc on Flowers, this will allow the Falcons’ interior defensive line to succeed as well. The left tackle position for the Giants is in shambles which will play right into the Falcons’ hands.

Manning is a proven quarterback in the NFL and is very capable of making plays through the air. Manning will be looking to connect with Beckham more times than not, but a good pass rush will disrupt Manning  and not allow them to have a successful passing game.

Expect Beasley and the rest of the defensive line to have a huge game against the Giants, and if they are able to do so, the Falcons will win this week 2 match-up with ease.

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