Atlanta Falcons Will Put Broncos Defense To The Test

September 14, 2012 12:00 AM

Atlanta Falcons Will Put Broncos Defense To The Test

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This week’s Monday Night Football matchup is shaping up to be a shootout between two high-powered offenses led by two of the best gun-slingers in all of football.

Both the Denver Broncos (1-0) and Atlanta Falcons (1-0) started their seasons strong, winning in Week One by 12 and 16 points respectively, and each one wants to continue those winning ways.

For the Falcons, fifth-year quarterback Matt Ryan is a blossoming star as he makes his case to be regarded as one of the greatest players in the NFL today. Ryan’s improved in nearly every stat category over the course of his career, enjoying a phenomenal performance in the team’s first week 40-24 victory over the Chiefs.

Ryan went 23-31 (74.2 percent) for 299 yards and three touchdowns, good for a 136.4 rating, while running another score in. He played nearly perfectly, deftly utilizing the no-huddle offense.

The Falcons’ offense flies high due to their big, strong and incredibly athletic receivers.

Second-year man Julio Jones is a physical specimen at 6’3” 220 pounds, and he’s not just massive, but fast as lightning too "

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