Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/20/14

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 02: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons passes during the game against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 2, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Despite the painful absence of two out of three of their defense’s best players, the Chiefs were widely picked to win against Atlanta.The notoriously raucous environment in Arrowhead Stadium was cited to cause Falcons’ no-huddle heavy offense to falter while Kansas City would grind out a clock-eating win.Unfortunately for the Arrowhead faithful, this is not how the scenario played out. Quarterback Matt Ryan led an offense that had their way with a Chiefs defense sorely missing Tamba Hali and Brandon Flowers.The Chiefs’ game plan was to blitz heavily to make up for the absence of Hali in order to disrupt Matt Ryan’s timing. The Falcons’ offensive line, however, is a very cohesive unit and Ryan’s pre-snap reads allowed him to dictate the blocking scheme in order to neutralize the pass rush.With the Falcons outstanding receivers – Julio Jones, Roddy White and company – facing almost exclusively man coverage, the Falcons’ game plan was to isolate their superior wide receivers against a ...
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  • Matt Ryan absolutely crushed the Chiefs secondary. The Broncos are going to be much tougher.
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