So let’s stop the chit chat and get to my keys to victory.
Take care of the ball
Offensively – Carolina without star linebacker Luke Keuchley is still a dangerous defense. Veteran Thomas Davis and his defense have 22 takeaways and that’s where it begins.
Falcons must take care of the ball. Things should be a lot easier, as Julio Jones comes back from toe strain. Last time these two teams played Julio had a career high 300 yards receiving in a 41-26 win.
Hit Cam Newton hard. Hit him often
Defensively, it’s quite simple. Hit Cam Hard and hit him often. It maybe a little bit of a challenge with running back Jonathan Stewart back in action.
Carolina will without a doubt try to establish the run to limit Atlanta chances of getting to Newton.
When they get the chance to hit Newton, whether it be in running game or passing. Falcons have to try to knock the living hell out of him.
Frustrate Cam and you can win easily.
Can’t forget about tight end Greg Olsen. Safeties Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen have to keep an eye on him on 3rd downs and goal line situations. Cannot afford Olsen to have a huge day.
With that said… those are my keys to victory. Tell me what you think by commenting below.
Mad Mike OUT!!!