Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 10/11/12
Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  Oakland is coming off a bye and they can hopefully put together a solid performance to get this season going. Carson Palmer against Matt Ryan is a mismatch on paper since one is running for the MVP whereas the other is just trying to maintain his job and get a few victories down the road. Darren McFadden needs to run the ball a lot more effectively and going up against the No. 27 ranked rushing defense could allow him to go bonkers on a few plays. However, Atlanta’s secondary has been loaded with ball hawks all season long regardless of the quarterback. The coming out party was on Monday Night last month against Peyton Manning, picking him off three times in the first quarter. Thomas DeCoud is playing like a superstar these days with 4 picks and William Moore (safety studs) has two more in his back pocket. Dunta Robinson and Asante Samuel are legit corners too, which makes this team nearly impossible to complete consistent passes...
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