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Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles face another tough test in Week 8 when they take on the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons in Battle of the Birds Part II. If the defense can take away the middle of the field, they’ll not only win the game, but they’ll cover the one-point spread on the game as provided by SportsBetting.ag.
The Falcons have a dynamic, well-balanced offense led by Matt “Matty Ice” Ryan and two prolific receivers in Roddy White and Julio Jones. When you sprinkle in the ageless Tony Gonzalez, who’s having an outstanding season, it makes for the 8th-ranked passing offense in the NFL.
After taking a look at the Falcons, one thing stood out to me: Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ passing game is all about the middle of the field.
Through 6 games this season Ryan has passed has completed a total of 160 passes for 1,756 yards and 14 TDs. Interestingly, 93 of those completions for 1,070 of those yards and 9 of those touchdowns came on passes completed in th...