Atlanta Falcons must be ruthless against wounded Titans

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Aug 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) celebrates after he scored a touchdown against Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin (33) in the first quarter of their preseason NFL football game at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee owns the No. 1 pass defense, allowing just 184 yards per game. What’s been the key to success?

LB: Sometimes reality gets lost in the numbers. Two Johnny Manziel to Travis Benjamin bombs and two third and twenty escapes by Andrew Luck has this team 1-4 instead of 3-2.

I think the key to the improved play was the addition of Brian Orakpo and Perrish Cox to this defense along with the resigning of Derrick Morgan. An improved pass rush has helped keep the wolves away from a questionable secondary. Jurrell Casey is having an All Pro season.

What should the Falcons be most concerned about in this game?

LB: This is a game the Atlanta Falcons should win if Dan Quinn can keep his team from taking it too lightly and get caught looking ahead to Tampa Bay next week. The Titans are wounded, need a win badly before they hit the road next week and could be dangerous if they let them hang around during the game.

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