Falcons at Eagles: 3 key matchups

Falcons DE John Abraham vs. Eagles LT King Dunlap: Abraham has six sacks and is off to a great start. The Falcons believe he is most effective when he plays from 45 to 50 snaps per game. Dunlap regained his starting spot from Demetress Bell. Dunlap started the first two games of the regular season, but suffered a strained hamstring. Bell took over, but struggled against the Lions. The Eagles have struggled to replace Jason Peters, who is on the non-football injured list after rupturing his Achilles tendon in March.

Falcons CB Dunta Robinson vs. Eagles WR DeSean Jackson: Robinson has leveled big hits in the past two games against the Eagles. Robinson put a hit on Jackson that led to a $50,000 fine that was later reduced to $25,000 in 2010. Both players suffered concussions. Last season, Robinson put a legal hit on Jeremy Maclin. With the game on the line, Maclin, possibly bracing for a big hit, dropped a key fourth-down pass. Jackson leads the Eagles with 29 catches for 465 yards and one touchdown.

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy vs. Falcons’ run defense: McCoy could be in for a big game against the Falcons, who have struggled against the run and are giving up 143.8 yards rushing per game. McCoy has 111 rushes for 459 yards (4.1 per carry) and one touchdown. “We want to make him cut in the backfield and not let him get up to the second level,” defensive end Ray Edwards said. “We have to make sure that we keep him inside the tackles and make plays there.”

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SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
10:22 am

First! Go Eagles!! GEAUX SAINTS!!!

BamaGuy

October 26th, 2012
10:24 am

SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
10:27 am

Hmmm: That Dunlap/Abraham matchup will indeed be interesting to watch: A geriatric DE versus a laim LT. Either way, both are going to need a lot of the analgesic heating ointment after the game.

SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
10:28 am

@BamaGuy: Goodell did go, he recused himself! LOL!

FalconsOnTop

October 26th, 2012
10:37 am

A Saints fan trolling a Falcons blog. Suprise suprise…. Dude, get a job!

JaneTNeal

October 26th, 2012
10:44 am

BamaGuy

October 26th, 2012
11:03 am

SEEN, Goodell may have recused himself but he didn’t take the penalties with him. LOL Geaux Goodell and whoever sticks it to the cheaters….

BamaGuy

October 26th, 2012
11:06 am

Go Peyton and go Broncos too. I bet Peyton is laughing when he watches the film of that D

SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
11:10 am

Same way he was laughing at his last Super Bowl?

Post-It

October 26th, 2012
11:19 am

There’s Seen. Still living in the past. You just keep holding on those tainted glory days.

kd

October 26th, 2012
11:27 am

mccoy vs the run defense is the main thing. If we can stop the run, we can depend on their qb to throw a couple of picks

Redcoat

October 26th, 2012
11:29 am

Seen……..apologized for that al qaeda remark yet?

kd

October 26th, 2012
11:30 am

And im not worried about Abe and King. Im worried about abe not containing, he crashes the line hard and sometimes cheats inside to get a big tackle or sack and we will pay for it when he does that with #7 at the qb

kd

October 26th, 2012
11:35 am

as far as d. jackson goes, all you have to do is beat him up at the line, he is a small guy, dunta is too, but all he has to do is get his hands on him, or lay the hammer on him once or twice and it will be a done deal

Whadda Ya Know?

October 26th, 2012
12:07 pm

I’ve already said it earlier this week…if the Falcons want to shut down the Eagles passing game, have Dunta knock the snot outta Jackson again and Willie Mo light up Maclin. They’ll have alligator arms the rest of the game. We have to come out knocking the Eagles in the mouth from the start of the game. Light up LeSean as well and don’t let him sneak outta the backfield for a screen. Rise Up Falcons!!!

North FLA Falcon

October 26th, 2012
12:19 pm

Run the ball creatively, and stop the Eagles running game + 2 or more turnovers = Falcons win.

lowdownjj

October 26th, 2012
12:27 pm

Dunta ain’t the best cover corner but MAN he can lay the wood! Keep on keeping on Dunta. And ,by the way, that first hit on Jackson was legal too. First contact was @ the chest then he slid up to make contact with the head. Bad call. But sure did enjoy seeing Jackson get slobber knocked. Can’t stand the way that guy plays the game(taunting running sideline to sideline @ the goal line). Couldn’t have happened to a better guy. GO COONS! GO BRONCOS! And all you trolls…. Just go

Mike is Back

October 26th, 2012
12:40 pm

Dled, the new strategy against the BIRDS is…KEEP MATT…on the sideline and run that ball.

I expect the usual trickery by Reid mix in with a ton of McCoy…both the Dline and Oline will under siege…they have to step TF up…for the Birds to have a chance to remain undefeated.

RISE UP BIRDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dwayne pn

October 26th, 2012
12:57 pm

Seriously. Seen this b4 needs to get a life and a girlfriend or boyfriend (whichever way you swing). Its actually quite pathetic he/she/it continuously posts on the AJC’s Falcons articles. B4 is also usually first. Which is sad in and of itself considering this person is a Saints fan. Completely taking football out of the conversation you must live a pathetic life to get kicks out of the crap you post. Regardless of your rebuttal to this, you sir, are pathetic in every sense of the word.

Esquire

October 26th, 2012
1:00 pm

Not a great week if you are a Caints fan………..

Kristian Garic: “Looks like a Saints loss in Denver”

Falcons taking a look at RB Chris Ivory.

Denver coming off a BYE.

Jimmy Graham still out with an injury.

Esquire

October 26th, 2012
1:04 pm

5-6-7-8
Everywhere we goooO,
Everywhere we goooO,
People wanna knooOw,
People wanna knooOw,
Who we aaa are,
Who we aaa are,
So we tell theem, So we tell theem,
We are the FALCONS!! We are the FALCONS!!
MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS, MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS !!
OHH AHH OHH YEEAHH

Dwayne pn

October 26th, 2012
1:07 pm

SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
1:09 pm

@Post-It: Better tainted, than none.

@Red-Coat: Nope! No reason to.

Whadda Ya Know?

October 26th, 2012
1:15 pm

Esquire are the Falcons really looking at Ivory? I thought he was on their active squad?

Answer This

October 26th, 2012
1:15 pm

The guy above me is a AINT TROLL!

Answer This

October 26th, 2012
1:16 pm

As in STB4……we going to miss you for 3 more weeks after your D gets drilled by Peyton this week. I think they have already started scoring against that D. LOL. And please believe that this just might be the game Drew Sleeze is running for his life the whole game! Going to be trouble!

SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
1:19 pm

@Dwayne Pn: LOL! What I really get a kick out of, is the people, like you, who take the bait while thinking they are denigrating me. LOL!

SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
1:21 pm

@Answer This: Drew’s been protected fairly well lately; I doubt he’ll be running anywhere except to the endzone to congratulate his receivers for catching his long range passes in the endzone.

SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
1:24 pm

The falcan’ts are going to get a real good look at Ivory, just wait a couple of more weeks. They’ll get all the looks they can handle, and then some!

General Bortswagger III

October 26th, 2012
1:29 pm

Hate to say it, but Dunta Robinson is going to have a tough day.

Redcoat

October 26th, 2012
1:30 pm

Seen………Those Americans killed will greet you when it’s your time brother!……..You renounced your citizenship?…..or are you a citizen at all?

kd

October 26th, 2012
1:31 pm

lets not forget how creative reid can be, he may be on the downside of his coaching career, but he still is Andy, dont count him out

SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
1:37 pm

@Redcoat: What’s wrong with you girl? You sitll mad at that big bad wolf that ate your grandmother?

kd

October 26th, 2012
1:38 pm

come on yall, lets not disrespect people that died from terrorist attacks, have some class man, thats low. Clearly someone is offended just leave it alone if u dont want to recant what you said

kd

October 26th, 2012
1:40 pm

where did they say we were looking at chris ivory?

SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
1:44 pm

@Kd: Coach Vitt already said yesterday, when he was asked about Ivory being possibly traded: “Chris Ivory AINT going nowhere!” Somebody here is dreaming.

Redcoat

October 26th, 2012
1:48 pm

For those who might have missed it…..”Seen” would rather support a terrorist group that has killed thousands of fellow Americans,……this his how he expresses hatred for a football team. I hope everyone else will pause to think how low and out of line Seen has become. Seen, remember those who sacrificed so that you can “enjoy” yourself on this blog and everything else you may enjoy. Don’t need to apologize, you say……Seen I guess you think you have it made don’t you.

IowaFalcon

October 26th, 2012
1:52 pm

@seen. Dude, you really crack me up. It is funny how you live to be on the Falcons Blog and stir everybody up. I guess whatever turns your crank.

SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
1:53 pm

For those of you with a reading comprehension problem: What I said was that I would rather cheer for the team from Al Qaeda if they were playing the falcan’ts. I’ll leave it at that.

kd

October 26th, 2012
1:54 pm

i cant lie, the falcons could use a chris ivory TYPE runningback, anyone who has power AND speed would be perfect. Quizz is quick but not very powerfull, and vice versa for snelling salts and the burner. And i guess antone pissed somebody off, he cant touch the field but he makes the team every season. WOuld you let go of Turner for a Steven Jackson type or Marshaawn Lynch?

SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
1:55 pm

@IowaFalcan’t: Some people get stirred up more than others….and of course there are always those dimwits that just can’t comprehend metaphors.

kd

October 26th, 2012
1:56 pm

hyperbole, but too strong. I think he knows that now though

IowaFalcon

October 26th, 2012
1:58 pm

@seen: Go ahead and say whatever. I not playing your game. Have fun.

FalconFANatic

October 26th, 2012
1:59 pm

I am guessing Peyton Manning will throw for at least 400 yards on that very, very pourous Saints defense! Falcons will take care of the Eagles and be 7-0 and the Saints will lose to the Broncos (by 2 or 3 TD’s) and be sitting at 2-5 and very possibly not even a threat to the Falcons coasting to an NFC South Championship. It will be sweet to win the Super Bowl on the Saint’s turf, the city where mother nature goes to take a dump! lol GO FALCONS, ITS OUR TIME!!!!!!!!! RISE UP!!!!!

Redcoat

October 26th, 2012
1:59 pm

Seen……”I’ll leave it at that”……Sleep well my friend…….can’t even admit it was a poor choice of words………what kind of person are you?

SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
2:00 pm

@Kd: Nawh, he’s probably another Tyrann Mathieu type…..just wait n see.

SeenThisB4

October 26th, 2012
2:02 pm

@Falcan’tFANatic: Yeah, I guessing Peyton Manning and Coach Fox are thinking the same thing….LOL!

Th

October 26th, 2012
2:58 pm

Is anyone else as tired as I am reading comments from Ray Edwards? You’re a sub, man. Get in the starting line up and then tell us what you think. Until then, you should be too busy working to earn that paycheck to have time to talk to reporters.

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Al Bruce

October 26th, 2012
4:01 pm

Maclin has hurt the Falcons more than Jackson in the last few meetings. It seemed like BVG’s gameplan was to take away Jackson and let Maclin get what he wants. It will be interesting to see what Nolan comes up with.