Originally Posted by Corrosion
Two things jump out at me from that list.
They only put up 14 points against GB who's got a horrible pass defense.
They put up 23 in a win on the road against the Lions who have a pretty stout D.
Detroit's defense hasn't been all that amazing this year. They've only held 3 teams under 20 points all year and just 1 since week 5. That includes giving up 35 points at home against Carolina and 37 points against a good, but not great Bears team. Atlanta can be slowed down easily. The key is forcing them into 3rd and long situations. Their line struggles with edge rushers so I can see Barwin and Reed having big days if we take care of business on the 1st 2 downs. They're 14th in sacks allowed and 19th in QB hits allowed so we can definitely pressure Ryan.