Found November 16, 2012 on Football Nation:
The Atlanta Falcons(8-1) are coming off the first loss of the season against the rival New Orleans Saints (4-5). It was a heart breaking loss that saw the Falcons come within one yard of remaining undefeated. The loss against the Saints showed the vulnerabilities that the Falcons had been able to overcome up until then. If the Falcons are going to beat the visiting Arizona Cardinals (4-5), who are losers of five straight after a 4-0 start, they are going to have to fix these problems.The first issue that I see is the running game, or lack-there-of. In the loss to the Saints, the Falcons managed to gain 46 yards on 18 carries.  Michael Turner, who led the NFC last year in rushing, was held to 15 yards on 13 carries. Arizona should be a good team to get the run game back on track as they are allowing 126 yards rushing per game.  Another issue that needs work is goal-line and short-yardage situations. Now, if the run game improves, then this issue gets fixed. However, if we can not get...
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