#1. Waves Of Freeman & Coleman
Where this game may be won or lost is on the ground. The Atlanta Falcons run game is 9th in the league and has topped 90 rushing yards in 5 of their last 6 games. This includes 128 yards against the Chiefs and 116 yards against the Cardinals, within the last 2 weeks.
The Rams defense is 21st in the against the run. Within the past 5 weeks, Los Angeles has allowed 133 yards to the Patriots, 209 to the Saints, and 139 to the Jets. Suffice to say, the run element for the Falcons is there for the taking on Sunday.
In Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, the Falcons possess one of the best 1-2 punches in the NFL . The pair may have to carry a little more of the load for the offense with the passing game being shorthanded this week.
Receivers Taylor Gabriel, Aldrick Robinson, and Justin Hardy are going to have to step to the plate in this one. The Falcons ground game will struggle if they can’t convert through the air on occasion.
The Rams possess one of the top 5 defensive players in the league with Aaron Donald. Paired with Robert Quinn, Donald stands in the way of Atlanta getting the run game off the ground with ease.