Originally posted on Falcons Locker  |  Last updated 12/2/11
The Falcons have won two games in a row as they appear to be back on the right path.  The Texans have won five games in a row, but they are on their 3rd string QB, rookie Tyler Yates, who will be making his first NFL start this weekend.  Here is a look at the matchups in this game: When the Falcons have the ball:  The Texans have the best defense in the entire NFL, so the Falcons are going to try to have to be balanced and mix things up with the playcalling, including using more pass play on first down.  Michael Turner could have a surprisingly good game this weekend as the Texans are only giving up 92.5 yards rushing per game this year, but 4.2 yards per carry.  The Texans are a blitz heavy defense (35 sacks this year) and they force QBs into making mistakes (15 interceptions), so Matt Ryan is going to have to be careful with the football this Sunday.  Matt Ryan is going to have to get rid of the ball quickly this Sunday, while also being careful with the ball….and that’s often hard to
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