1. Blazing Start
Out of 98 drives on the season, the Falcons have scored on 52 of the drives which is an average of 53%. In other words, the Falcons know how to score and they know how to score often.
The Falcons have outscored their opponents 74-31 in the first quarter this season. Which is a clear indication that the team has made an emphasis of getting on the scoreboard to establish flow and offensive rhythm.
The Eagles defense is sixth in the league in scoring defense at 18.1 points per game. So establishing scoring drives against a stingy scoring defense takes a little more importance this week. Having Ryan connect with receivers Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Taylor Gabriel, and Justin Hardy has just as much as significance as getting the run game behind Devonta Freeman. If the Falcons are fortunate to having the luxury of deploying running back Tevin Coleman, that makes things a little easier for Ryan to throw a deep arsenal at Philly. Getting Ryan and the offense scoring early not only takes the energetic Eagles crowd out of the game but it also changes the strategy of the Eagles by having them trying to play catchup instead of going at a balanced approach.