#1 Falcons defense vs. Eagles offense: How do they match up? von laiyongcai92 07.12.2018 07:44

When the Falcons travel to Philadelphia on Thursday Youth Vic Beasley Jr Jersey , theyíll face a banged up Eagles offense that will likely be missing their top wide receiver and starting quarterback. Donít sleep on this unit though, as Doug Pederson proved he is an excellent coach who knows how to take advantage of the guys he has. Hereís how the matchup between the Falcons defense against the Eagles offense looks on paper.Note: Analysis is based off of PFF scores.In the trenchesThe Eagles offensive line may be one of the best in the league. Jason Peters is past his prime, but is still one of the best left tackles in the NFL, and on the other side, Lane Johnson may be one of the best right tackles in the game right now. Center Jason Kelce is arguably the best in the league. Brandon Brooks is very good at right guard, while the only weak link ó Stefen Wisniewski at left guard ó is a quality player in his own right. This is a very good unit that is in the conversation for one of the best in the league. The Falcons defensive front has some intriguing pieces. Grady Jarrett is one of the best young defensive tackles in the league who excels against the run and the pass. Terrell McClain had a rough year in 2017 playing out of position, but has been a quality starter in the past. Vic Beasley has not quite lived up to his first-round status, but looks to bounce back in a move back to defensive end. Takkarist McKinley had a strong rookie year and could be the pass rushing boost this unit has needed.While the Falcons defensive front looks improved, they are going against one of the best offensive lines in the game. Until they can prove they are a dominant young unit, the edge has to go to the Eagles here.Advantage: EaglesThe skill positionsWith Carson Wentz still recovering from his 2017 ACL tear, it looks like the Eagles will start Nick Foles at QB. Foles had a great run in the 2017 playoffs, but is an up and down QB who has looked poor this preseason. Heíll also be missing Alshon Jeffery at WR1. Nelson Agholor had his best season yet last year, but is clearly not a WR1. At tight end, the Eagles do have the fantastic Zach Ertz, and heíll likely be a primary passing target throughout the game. The Eaglesí most dangerous weapons is their trio of running backs. Jay Ajayi showed how dominant he can be when we played them last year. Darren Sproles is older, but is still a dynamic weapon that can give linebackers fits. Corey Clement is third on their depth chart, but is also a highly capable and dangerous weapon out of the backfield. The Falcons linebackers are highly athletic if not somewhat inconsistent. Deion Jones is on the verge of becoming one of the best in the league in the middle, excelling in pass coverage. Deívondre Campbell has steadily improved the last two years, and likewise has the ability to stick with nearly any RB or TE in the league with his coverage skills. Second-year linebacker Duke Riley is the wild card. He was a liability last year and will likely come off the field on passing downs. The Falcons secondary is a unit that deserves more respect than it gets. Veteran corners Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant are a great compliment to one another and both possess the speed to keep up with any receiver in the league. Ricardo Allen is an under appreciated free safety whose play is consistent and high quality. Keanu Neal is a nightmare over the middle who can hit hard but also covers tight ends particularly well. If Jeffery and Wentz were playing, this matchup would likely be much closer. However, with those guys out and the Falcons defense possessing the talent to handle the Eagles weapons http://www.authenticsatlantafalcons.com/cheap-matt-bryant-jersey , this part of the matchup favors Atlanta.Advantage: FalconsOverallThe Falcons defense has the ability to be a top unit, but will need to prove it this year. Getting a backup QB in their first game should help, though they will have a long day against this stout offensive line. However, if last yearís playoffs are any indication, they are more than up to the task of limiting this Eagles offense. Advantage: Falcons The Buffalo Bills stink. Every year thereís an NFL team ó usually the Browns ó that we joke about the Alabama Crimson Tide being able to beat. This year, the Bills are the team weíd like to think Tua Tagovailoa could rip on.There are some atrocious lows through 10 weeks of football for the Bills. Oddly enough, thereís also been some kind of impressive high points too. Nothing thatís going to make you forget theyíre composed of 95 percent bad football, but some things that just arenít entirely terrible.Letís run through it all from this weird and bad football team.Thereís just about everything the Peter Man has done.Nathan Peterman started the season as the Billsí starting quarterback after they traded Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns. It was a funny move, considering Peterman had an all-timer of a first career start by throwing five interceptions in just 14 pass attempts in Week 11 last season.This season, itís been much of the same for the Peter Man. But first, letís acknowledge this hilarious and somehow totally serious pump-up video of the Peter Man the Bills made before Week 1:Thatís honestly funnier than when the Bills tweeted out the graphic that placed the Minnesota Vikings somewhere around Madison, Wisconsin. As if the Peter Man could ignite anything but laughter in opposing teams.The Peter Man has four appearances this season. His opening week start was a 5-of-18 performance for 24 yards and two picks. He didnít make it out for halftime, as is typical for one of his starts.In Week 6, he came in for an injured Josh Allen and threw a hilarious game-sealing pick-six, after seeming for even just a moment like he might be able to handle the Texans:And yet in his last start in Week 9, he managed to complete his first game from start to finish!He still threw three picks, though.Their win against the Vikings in Week 3 was some kind of miracleThis is still the most shocking win this NFL season. The Bills got their shit rocked against the Ravens in Week 1, 47-3. In Week 2, they were down 28-6 at halftime against the Chargers before losing 31-20. So going into Week 3, they had already given us plenty to laugh about.And then they went out and did EVERYTHING to the Vikings. Allen actually had a solid performance with 196 passing yards and a touchdown. He even had 39 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.He even hurdled Anthony Barr:The Bills were 16.5-point underdogs going into the game. Beating the Vikings wasnít surprising just because they looked like doo doo the first couple of weeks. It was historically rare:Anything can happen on Sundays.They held the Patriots to no TDs after thee quarters on Monday Night FootballAnything can happen on Mondays too, apparently. Because in the Patriots-Bills Week 8 Monday Night Football matchup Black Deion Jones Jersey , the Bills didnít allow a touchdown until 9:58 left in the fourth quarter when James White punched one in at the goal line.For whatever reason, the Bills (no matter how bad) have been the one team thatís able to get under the Patriotsí skin like this in recent memory:Iím sure Buffalo would trade those games for a Super Bowl.Beating the snot out of the Jets is still surprisingThe Bills beating the Jets outright isnít surprising. Both of these teams have been win-column filler for the Patriots the past 15 years. But 41-10? That was unexpected.A couple of things stand out from this one.Offensive lineman Dion Dawkinsí touchdownWhile the Bills were up 17-0, they called on offensive tackle Dion Dawkins to start racking up style points in their blowout win:They did this with eight minutes left in the first half. Thatís one heckuva flex. The sad part, however, is the company that the touchdown put him in:Zay Jones would end up getting a touchdown later in the game, so heís officially the teamís leader in receiving touchdowns. This seems like a good opportunity to remind you all this was also a thing:LOL.Matt Barkley came out of NOWHEREMatt Barkley didnít play during the 2017 season. He went 679 days between passes thrown in an NFL game. And all he did was come out, and put on one of the best performances by a Bills quarterback this season and cook the Jets. Being the Billsí best quarterback this season isnít some incredible accomplishment, but after doing everything but football for 679 days, itís still amazing.Barkley had 232 yards and two touchdowns with 15 completions on 25 pass attempts. He eclipsed the Peter Man pretty quickly too, though thatís not some daunting task:Including Sundayís game, Barkley is 2-5 in his career as a starter. Heís completed just under 60 percent of his passes, thrown for 2,143 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions. That same person might be their best hope the rest of the season.OK, this one isnít weird for the Bills, but a Bills list isnít complete without a sex toy on the fieldBehold, the NFLís only tradition:We still have seven more weeks of Buffalo Bills football. Thereís no doubt things can get dumber.

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