The Major Test – Falcons vs. Patriots Preview

OL key to a win (CCompton/AJC)

Here we go. The big test we as Falcons fans have been waiting for since Arthur Blank hired Thomas Dimitroff from the gold standard New England Patriots. Dimitroff was 3rd in line behind Head Coach Bill Belichick and then General Manager Scott Pioli. Dimitroff won the job on a satellite interview with Blank and revived a franchise in complete disarray. TD struck gold on his two biggest decisions in hiring Coach of the Year Mike Smith and drafting Offensive Rookie of the Year in Matt Ryan. Those two calculated, exceptional decisions coupled with a magnificent overall draft led him to being named General Manager of the Year. Many may say that Coach Smith or Ryan are the team’s most valuable asset, but without Dimitroff, those men may not even be there. TD gets to bring his new team, dredged in the philosophy of the Patriot Way and a team he helped build, to face his former employees. This one should be great.

Falcons Defense vs. Patriots Offense 

NFL Rank

Patriots Offense                                                                                                                             (Total – 9th, Rushing – 26th, Passing – 4th, Points – Tied 22nd)

Falcons Defense                                                                                                                       (Total – 22nd, Rushing – 19th, Passing – 17th, Points – Tied 5th)

Falcons D-Line vs. Patriots All-Pro OL

DE – Jamaal Anderson/Kroy Biermann vs. LT – Matt Light

DT – Thomas Johnson/Trey Lewis vs. LG – Logan Mankins

DT – Jonathan Babineaux vs. C – Dan Koppen/ RG – Stephen Neal

DE – John Abraham/Chauncey Davis vs. RT – Nick Kaczur

This will be one of the biggest keys of the entire game. Many are saying that Tom Brady and Patriots are old and washed up and some of their glimmer has faded, but don’t get comfortable, because only two short years ago, Brady and Patriots broke almost every single offensive record. One of the biggest reasons for the Patriots success has been their All-Pro offensive line, several who Dimitroff helped scout. Anderson and Biermann will have to be on their A+++ game to beat Pro-Bowl Left Tackle Matt Light. The pass rush registered 4 sacks against the Dolphins, but couldn’t manage 1 against the Panthers. Is Thomas Johnson ready for the big time? He draws one hell of a first start against All-Pro Left Guard Logan Mankins. Sure would be a nice time to get Big Trey Lewis active and working his preseason form. Babineaux had some good pressures against the Panthers, but Dan Koppen is one of the best in the business. Will Vance Walker see any PT after being called up from practice squad? Abraham should fare better against Kazcur than he did against Jordan Gross. Got to have an excellent game and get pressure on Brady and not depend on the linebackers and safeties for pressure. If we get no pressure with our front four, Brady will have a big day.                                                                                  Edge – Revolutionaries

Falcons Linebackers vs. Patriots Backs and Tight Ends

WLB – Mike Peterson/MLB – Curtis Lofton vs.  RB – Fred Taylor/Laurence Maroney/Kevin Faulk

SLB – Stephen Nicholas/SS - Erik Coleman vs. TE – Ben Watson/TE – Chris Baker 

The Falcons LB corps has been one of the defense’s strengths in the first two games. Peterson is on pace for an All-Pro year with almost double-digit tackles, forced fumbles, and interceptions in the first two games. Stephen Nicholas collared his first sack of the year and has been flying all over the field, showing glimpses of his superb athleticism. Curtis Lofton has simply been the leader of the defense, delivering bone-jarring hits and tackling all over the field. The linebacking corps helped keep two of the better RB tandems in check in Ronnie Brown/Ricky Williams and Deangelo Williams/Jonathan Stewart. The Panthers tandem did have their moments and rushed for a combined 149 yards, but many of the runs were on draws. They have kept the tight ends in check, but Jeff King did some plays down the field, but more in the area of the safeties. The Patriots don’t pose much of a rushing threat ranking 26th in the NFL, but the combination of Laurence Maroney, Fred Taylor, and Kevin Faulk add athleticism and experience. Chris Baker is solid vet at TE, but former Bulldog Ben Watson has all the tools and abilities to be one of the best TE’s in football and one of Brady’s most reliable targets. Edge – Birds

Falcons Secondary vs. Patriots QB/Wide Receivers

CB – Brian Williams vs. WR – Randy Moss

CB – Chris Houston vs. WR – Wes Welker

FS – Thomas DeCoud vs. QB – Tom Brady

SS – Erik Coleman vs. WR – Joey Galloway

Nickel – Brent Grimes vs. WR – Greg Lewis

Will we as Falcons want to pull the cover over our eyes in this match-up? Hopefully not, but this is by far and away one of the best passing attacks we’ll see all year and is great practice when the Drew Brees Express rolls up on us. The corners had a good game against the Dolphins, but showed some signs of concern against a better passing attack and better receivers in Steve Smith and Muhsin Muhammed. 1st and 2nd down were not a problem, but our secondary gave up many big third and longs. Granted, Steve Smith is one of the best in game, but Randy Moss is even better, and Wes Welker is one of the best intermediate catching receivers in the NFL. Brian Williams will likely draw Moss and have the task of the day, but Chris Houston may have an even tougher assignment trying to keep up with Welker all over the field. Look to see a bunch of Grimes, Chevis Jackson, and maybe even a Tye Hill sighting since the Patriots air it out more as much as any other team. Brady’s achievements are well-documented and he will be on a fast track for the Hall of Fame. Many think he may be done, but those who bet against Tom Brady are likely broke now. If we don’t get some pressure on the Golden Boy, than it will be a long, long day. Edge – Revolutionaries

Falcons Offense vs. Patriots Defense

NFL Rank

Falcons Offense                                                                                                                         (Total – 18th, Rushing – 16th, Passing – 17th, Points – Tied 9th)

Patriots Defense                                                                                                                      (Total – 3rd, Rushing – 14th, Passing – 6th, Points – 15th)

The Burn Unit vs. Patriots D- Line

LT – Sam Baker vs. DE – Ty Warren

LG – Justin Blalock vs. ILB – Gary Guyton

C – Todd McClure vs. NT – Vince Wilfork

RG – Harvey Dahl vs. ILB – Derrick Burgess?

RT – Tyson Clabo vs. DE – Jarvis Green?

It’s a huge cliché to say the game is won in the trenches, but it is particularly true in this one. The Burn Unit and Turner Burner improved from week 1 to week 2, but the rushing offense is still not on par of where it was last year and not up to expectations of a run-heavy offense. The Pats decided to trade away one of their best players in Richard Seymour in an effort to get younger on defense. They’re right in the middle of the NFL rankings in terms of run defense, so the OL will have to be on their game. Ball control offense is the way to beat the Patriots by keeping Brady and their offense off the field. Wilfork and Warren are formidable, but the losses of Richard Seymour and Jerod Mayo combined with another week of Coach Boudreau’s magic give the Falcons a small advantage. Edge – Birds

Burner, Snelling, & Gonzo vs. Pats OLB’s

TE – Tony Gonzalez vs. OLB – Adalius Thomas/SS – Brandon Meriweather

RBs Michael Turner/Jason Snelling vs. OLB – Pierre Woods

The Burner had over 100 yards rushing and 1 TD, but he earned every single yard of it as it took a while for the rushing attack to get going. The first half, Turner was bottled up for 2, 3, and 4 yard rushes and no more. He seemed to run a little softer in the first half, and came out running with authority in the second half, which made a big difference. The OL blocked much better as well. Turner is the key player in this game. The Falcons want to get the running attack going early and often, allowing them to control the clock, keep Brady on the sidelines, and opening up the play-action for Matty Ice. Norwood seems to be injury-prone this year, but this is a huge opportunity for Jason Snelling who looked fantastic in limited action against the Panthers, rushing for over 30 yards and catching a nice touchdown. Snelling can show that he deserves to be Turner’s complement back with another great performance. Simply put, Tony Gonzalez is just on another level. He has been the MVP so far in both of the Falcons wins. TG has been all the red-zone threat, 3rd down conversion machine, and way more than any of us expected. Teams intent in stopping Turner first, will get TG all day long, and no one has been able to stop him yet. Thomas, Woods, FS James Sanders, and SS Brandon Meriweather might be in for a long day. Edge – Birds

Falcons Playmakers vs. Pats Secondary

WR – Roddy White vs. CB – Shawn Springs

WR – Michael Jenkins vs. CB – Leigh Bodden

QB – Matt Ryan vs. FS – James Sanders

Slot – Marty Booker/Brian Finneran vs. Nickel – Darius Butler

The Patriots let many of their longtime corners walk into free agency and went shopping on their own in getting Leigh Bodden and Shawn Springs. This should be a great match-up on Sunday. Roddy White and Michael Jenkins will have their work cut out for them with one of the better corner tandems in the league. Marty Booker looks to be taking the slot and doing a good job in it. Matt Ryan has had to go heavy in the passing attack since the running has been slow to start. He improved from week 1 to week 2, has 5 TDs on the year, and is making great decisions. Ryan threw a bad interception last game, but came back strong after that. The deep aerial attack still has yet to get on track. Like the Falcons, the Patriots have gotten younger and more athletic in the secondary, but lack experience at the safety positions. Ryan’s connection with Gonzalez barely puts this one over the top.                                   Edge – Barely Birds

The major test awaits in Foxboro and many questions will be answered around 1 pm on Sunday. Is the Patriots shimmer fading? Exactly how far along are we in the process? Will TD’s new team trump his old one? This will be a fight to the finish, but all the pressure’s on the Patriots to prove they have enough gas left for several more titles. Although the Patriots really should be 0-2, Belichick hasn’t lost back-to-back games since 2006. This one will be SO much fun!

Your Turn

-Who wins: Falcons or Pats?

-Is Brady, Belichick, and the Pats dynasty over?

-Who will be the difference maker on both sides of the ball?

-Will Brady have a field day, or will our secondary step up?

-How will Thomas Johnson fare in his first start?

-Will Matt Ryan have a great homecoming?

-Do Moss and Welker give you nightmares?

-Is this Turner and/or Snelling’s breakout game?

GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!

394 comments Add your comment

falcon21

September 26th, 2009
4:00 pm

I think the Birds are going to put a beat down on the Pats. 34-17. I do not think Brady will have a big day because I think the D-line will step up and we will have a blitz package that will not wait. Moss will be played physical and if Welker comes across the middle he will be hit hard. I look for Jenkins to have a big game for the Birds.

Jeepers

September 26th, 2009
4:06 pm

I think it’s going to be a shootout, but the Falcons pull out the win 38-35. Jason Elam kicks the winner with less than a minute to go. Can’t wait. Go Birds!!

Wham-o

September 26th, 2009
4:26 pm

I think the falcons have developed their offense to the point to be able to take what the defense will give them and the bend but won’t break defense will allow us the eek out a slim victory.

falcon21

September 26th, 2009
4:39 pm

D3, I think the Pats are on a slight down fall as of now but being a good organazation they will be right back on top before you know it. I think they will still win 9 or 10 games but will not be as dominate.

JJ

September 26th, 2009
5:15 pm

A storm is brewing over gillette stadium. 100% precipitation from 1pm – 3 pm. Our chances have improved, pound the hell out of them!

Dawson Devitt (D3)

September 26th, 2009
5:19 pm

Per Adam Schefter from ESPN NFL.com, a note for those comparing Matt Ryan to what a “real” QB looks like, whatever the hell that means:

“Weekend in New England: When Matt Ryan attended Boston College, he used to spend his Sundays watching Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Now he’ll get to do it again — this time from the opposite sideline. To date — and there’s no way he could have thought this possible when he played at Boston College — Ryan has been better than Brady. Ryan has thrown for 449 yards, five touchdowns and one interception — a 108.5 rating. Brady has thrown for 594 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions — a 76.8 rating”

CBrass

September 26th, 2009
5:24 pm

BT,

No way I tailgate on S. Lumpkin St. in front of the Fanning building!

D3,

I here ya we can’t give up big plays to ASU. With the weather the way that it is today anything can happen. Willie is a joke!

BlackTalon

September 26th, 2009
5:29 pm

Nice Job, D3

The Falcons will most likely have Norwood, Walker, Hill and Moore inactive.
That means Trey Lewis will be activated into the four man rotation at DT, giving the Falcons some additional flexibility in their seven man front.
Brady and his receivers (no doubt present) a big challenge and it will be up to the Falcons defensive front to limit Brady`s time in the pocket giving our secondary a fighting chance to keep the scoring down.

I look for both Turner and Snelling to be productive on what looks to be a rain soaked field.
The Pats will counter with a combination playing run blitz and 8 man fronts and double coverage on TonyG.
That creates the opportunity for Matt Ryan to work off of the play fake and go vertical with deep out and post to Jenkins or White.

IMO the Pats have been hurt by the lose of their OC and Dimitroff and some pieces on the field have simply gotten older and some have moved on.

Certain intangibles that have been talked about in the media, I simply do not buy into, this game will be won on the field by what happens during the game.

Falcons in a close one, 27 to 24.

Greg

September 26th, 2009
5:47 pm

JJ: remember, a rainy field favors receivers, too. Even with slight injuries Welker & Moss are going to press us and test us, severely. This is the biggest day for the Falcons secondary and front-four pass rush in their entire history. And believe me, they know it.

BlackTalon

September 26th, 2009
5:48 pm

Hehe, what would live be like without some comic relief?

BlackTalon

September 26th, 2009
5:56 pm

Greg, what you say is true about rain also favoring receivers.
Unless it is combination with high wind.
It`s also harder for DE`s to get a good jump around the edge making pass protection a little easier.

Sarah B

September 26th, 2009
6:28 pm

Well I check in and we have a visit from Falcons Sorry…. Happy Rainy Saturday all!

Sarah B

September 26th, 2009
6:29 pm

Off to check my FFL team…

Sarah B

September 26th, 2009
6:54 pm

It shows Unca’ Bob winning this week but I don’t think so… Last week it had BT winning and we all know how that worked out.

Dawson Devitt (D3)

September 26th, 2009
7:06 pm

Great Saturday Bird Cagers! Hope everyone’s having an excellent College Football, Rainy @ss Saturday. Couple of points……….

Terrible – Florida is good and all, but good Lord is Kentucky just AWFUL or what? I mean c’mon, you’re not even gonna try after getting waxed 63-5 last year? I mean they quit in minute 10:00 of the first quarter. I keep saying: “only 7 more games of Jesus Christ on the sidelines, only 7 more games of Jesus Christ on the sidelines”. Absolutely can not wait until JC Superstar gets some action from the NFL.

My Bet – my wager tonight for the points scored on my Dawgs pathetic defense run by Slick Willie is only 34. I’m sure Richt will say that’s good since its an improvement from 37 and 41 points scored. If he doesn’t watch it and quit being so arrogant, Richt will be the one on the hot seat instead of Martinez.

Is This Seattle? – For God sake, as the Creedence song goes, “who’ll stop the rain?” I need to get my duckie, rain boots, and pontoon and head to the backyard with some brews.

Dawson Devitt (D3)

September 26th, 2009
7:26 pm

AJ Green – Wow, that guy is unbelievable. The Dawgs got him for one more year, because if there was anyone ever declaring for the draft early, its this guy. Assuming no injury, Top 10 pick guaranteed. Hey, maybe he’ll declare himself Superman!

MATT WOULD WET HIS PANTS WITHOUT TURNER

September 26th, 2009
8:08 pm

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MATT WOULD WET HIS PANTS WITHOUT TURNER

September 26th, 2009
9:07 pm

MOSS

6′4

4.3 in the 40

43″ vertical

velcro hands

alllllllllllll dayyyyyyyyyyyyy longgggggggggggggggg!!!!!

falcon21

September 26th, 2009
9:38 pm

Sarah B, what is Falcons Sorry?

BamaBirDawg

September 26th, 2009
9:39 pm

This is a test of fire and water. Winning the game is a perk. Showing up and making it real… is the challenge.

Oh yeah, I want a win just like you but if we can hold the Pats to somewhere under 24 points and get somewhere in the neighborhood of that same total, one can announce, without much doubt, that the Falcons have officially arrived regardless of who wins.

Now, I know everyone is a football guru the day before a big game. The booth apes and keyboard jocks for all the sports media are talking about what the D has to do and the O has to do to win. They’ll slice and dice and make a pretty article that looks so good you might just toss it on your grill with the ribs tomorrow. But honestly? You could light your hardwood with every word of it because… that’s about all it’s good for.

We know, as falcons fans, what needs to be done to win this game. We have been here too many times before and we dang sure know what it looks like to lose at this level. All we and our Birds have to do… is play OUR game. make it ours and we will win.

GO FALCONS!

falcon21

September 26th, 2009
10:19 pm

Joe Cox has sucked tonight. My bad, GO BIRDS!!!

falcon21

September 26th, 2009
10:33 pm

Green saved Cox’s azz. My bad again. GOOOOO BIRDS!!!

Lil'Dave

September 26th, 2009
10:40 pm

How good would Aj Green look in a falcons uniform. I know we would be able to draft because of his high status but he was awesome tonight.

BlackTalon

September 26th, 2009
10:42 pm

CWM actually dialed up a decent D game plan.

falcon21

September 26th, 2009
10:45 pm

One more year at UGA and hopefully he will come our way Lil’Dave. He did look good tonight.

Dawson Devitt (D3)

September 26th, 2009
10:53 pm

Great Evening Bird Cage Gents and Gals! So glad to be back in the Cage, because I ventured over into another blog, posted, got attacked, and felt compelled to defend myself. Good gripes, it is an all-out assault by people who have no clue about football whatsoever, but would rather trash you personally. After preaching “don’t take the hate bait”, I got sucked in the under-tow of hate and had to defend myself instead of talking football. Great to be back where we can talk straight-up football.

UGA & Richt – Under-achieving and un-disciplined. I just don’t find the joy watching the Dawgs like I used to. The teams from 2001 – 2005 were amazing to watch and always felt we had a chance to win or dominate. Now, it’s just a matter of surviving and getting by against really terrible teams like ASU.

falcon21

September 26th, 2009
11:08 pm

I agree D3, no D and a weak armed QB. We have a weak minded coach that needs to make critical dicisions to make this team better and will not do it due to his loyalty for his friends. As you said, this is not the same Dawgs of old. It is not fun watching them anymore but I will!!!

Flappin' Falcon

September 26th, 2009
11:18 pm

I harken back to that glorious year of 1998 on November 8th when the Birds descended upon New England and opened up a 41 – 10 can whoop A S S on the Patriots. This game has the same feeling going in. Not because Brady is struggling or the Pats are on the decline, but because the Falcons are the better team period.
I hope everyone realizes we are witnessing the most diverse offense the Falcons have ever had and one of the best all around offenses the league has ever had. We can run, we can pass, we can strike quickly, we can go slow, we can batter a defense, we can convert 3rd downs, we have a driven QB with a massive IQ. The list is endless and the offense will get better through the season.
Enjoy this, my fellow Falcons fans. It’s been a long time comin’.

falcon21

September 26th, 2009
11:33 pm

Great comment Flappin’Falcon, sorry I’m talking College football on the Birds blog. I just got caught up in the game.

falcon21

September 26th, 2009
11:43 pm

I guess I ran everyone off. I’m gone, have a good night Cagers!!!

CBrass

September 27th, 2009
12:10 am

D3,

AJ Green for Heisman!!! The guy is simply amazing. He also block a FG near the end of the 4th quarter. If he was playing for Ohio St., USC, or Florida he would be in the talk already!!! Cox looked like crap!!! He threw a pic 6 and another one that was just so far behind the receiver you would think it was indented for the ASU DB. Samuel has a lot of work to do. Caleb ran pretty well and may be taking the led role back. The defense actually played a pretty damn good game. However I do not think this will take Willie off the hot seat. Where the hell is Marlon Brown?!?!

Sorry I had to get that out!! At this rate I’m going to be a full blown alcoholic by the end of the season. I can’t take another game like this!!!

Big Ray

September 27th, 2009
12:15 am

D3 ,

Great stuff as usual. And your blog is TOPS. Like you said, we can talk straight up football here. I’ve gotten caught in the undertow of hate baitin’ over there on Bradley’s and Schultz’s blogs. Ledbetter’s blogs are….well, I like the guy, but it’s kinda dead there. I think everybody came HERE!

Anyway, I’m ready to see Roddy White have a big game. Michael Jenkins, too.

By the way, “MATT WOULD WET HIS PANTS WITHOUT TURNER” is the same as the guy calling himself “BAD NEWS” on other blogs. And guess who he originally was? Yep….”VS2″ I’m sure we all remember him from Ledbetter’s blogs. He and “Falcon Sorry” were banned at some point. Unfortunately, even a turd can change it’s name……

Back to the pigskin talk…

I’m not sure Welker and/or Moss are going to play. On the one hand, the Pats need to win, and having both guys gives them a good chance at that against any opponent. On the other hand, if both guys just need another week to get better, and playing them now could aggravate injuries that could seriously affect them later in the season….well, it may be smarter for them to let the guys rest and try to win without them.

We’ll see. Either way, we have to bring it: pressure and run-stuffing stinginess on defense, and a versatile, chain-moving, clock-grinding, penalty-free scenario on offense.

Big Ray

September 27th, 2009
12:16 am

I sure as hell hope the blog monster didn’t get that last post….I forgot to save it….

Big Ray

September 27th, 2009
12:16 am

Dammit…..got eaten AGAIN.

Big Ray

September 27th, 2009
12:18 am

Quick rundown of my eaten post:

Welker and/or Moss may not play against us, depending on the nature of their injuries. If it’s something that either guy just needs a little more recuperation on, then it would be wise to sit them out, rather than play them and risk losing them for more/bigger games later in the season.

Either way, we have to be stingy on defense (stuffing the run/pressuring Brady) and penalty-free on offense, while dominating the clock.

jason

September 27th, 2009
12:46 am

D3, that UGA game was a good game. ASU may be underestimated. That was the most complete game UGA has played all year.

Now to the Falsons. I get to watch tomorow what I have been missing all year. I hope it is worth the wait.

Boxcarar

September 27th, 2009
1:10 am

Lil’Dave,
Imagine if AJ had a consistent QB to get him the ball. Why does Cox seem to be a Jeckll and Hyde with regards to his performance?
For the Falcons part of my post,
I believe the Dark Lord will slip Welker or Moss in for a few plays, just to keep our D on edge. No need to risk them on us, a non conference opponent. ABE on right, Biermann on left and let’s ROCK!!!

Unca' Bob

September 27th, 2009
8:35 am

CBrass,

Do you have any fingernails left? A Green will move to the next level when he chooses to. A very talented player.

Sarah B,

I welcome you to my Aerie with open arms. Please enjoy your stay.

Game Day. Today is the day I would love to see our Falcons put their entire package together. Both sides of the ball playing their “A” game. It would be a sight to behold.

CBrass

September 27th, 2009
9:49 am

Unca’ Bob,

LOL fingernails are fine I just could sit still. My nervous can’t handle anymore games like this. We have a very big test in LSU next week!!!

Are you as nervous about today’s games as I am?!?!

Unca' Bob

September 27th, 2009
9:57 am

CB,

Yes I am. But then again, I’m nervous prior to all games. Today should be a good one. If I can’t watch the game, I’m hopeful of listening to on the radio.

CBrass

September 27th, 2009
10:07 am

Unca’ Bob,

Let me know if you want me to do play by play…I’ll do it just for you…LOL

Unca' Bob

September 27th, 2009
10:12 am

CB,

I know you would, Sweetnees, and thanks. No, you just sit back and enjoy the game.

JJ

September 27th, 2009
10:19 am

CBrass,

- it wasnt pretty, but good win last night.
- WR has gone AWOL again, you dont own a wood chipper do you?

WR,
- where is our pre-game show?
- good ugly win as well yesterday.

WR

September 27th, 2009
10:21 am

Well another week of college football has come and gone, there were many upsets and shakeups in the top ten, and superman got hurt, how did superman end up in the hospital, not a big fan of the Gators but I have to admit, I hated seeing superman get hurt, but we wish him well and a speedy recovery. On the home front the Yellow Jackets recovered from a beat down last week by the hurricanes, well the yellow jackets defense recovered, offensively the jury is still out on the triple no option against good DTs. The Dawgs of Athens barely won again and “oh my god”, they can’t blame their latest need for a come from behind victory on Martinez, where will the finger pointing land this week, stay tuned, now to our weekly predictions in the inaugural season of the Bird Cage FFL.

The boss (aka D3) takes on Ditka(aka lil dave), after turning over trash cans, spitting into the wind only to have it blown back in his face, and slapping the little old ladies at the local bingo joint, Lil Dave proclaimed his team a mess. As a UGA fan finger pointing quickly was aimed in former owner Jason’s direction, who quickly pointed the finger at ESPN who made the team selections, in a related note ESPN pointed the finger at D3 the manager of the league and D3 completed the circle of life for a dog by pointing the finger at Lil Dave for joining the league. D3 and the Arsenal are favored by 15 in this contest but me things D3 gets a hangnail this week and is unable to point properly as Lil Dave points at the scorebroad displaying victory and the 1st win for the Makers in an upset over the boss.

Gullah Geeches(stirg) vs.BlackTalons(BT), after going AWOL from the BirdCage, Strig resurfaced in the worst of ways last week in an annihilation of the Makers. The BlackTalons fresh off of two weeks of upsets has left us here at weekend ffl predictions with a very sour taste, the kind you only get when someone takes off the kymora slim down jeans and you realize what is really going on. The Geeches are a bigtime underdog in this one, but the BlackTalons are as unpredictable as a girdle so take the Geeches in a mild upset.

The WarEagles(JJ) vs.Teepee City(Seminole), fresh off of proclaiming he was Noah and making it rain forever wiping out homes, cars, the local massage parlor, and a couple of illegal bushes in the neighbors backyard Seminole hopes to rebound from the covert sneak attack issued by the Raptors and Unca’Bob. On a side note JJ’s real life WarEagles just pulled off a major upset this weekend convincing JJ another upset is possible, well it was either that or the twelve pack of Red Stripes, I’m betting on the latter as the WarEagles go down and Teepee dances to the tune “I Make it Rain”.

Bendover(WR) vs. TeamKickAzz(ask Sarah)- KickAzz, who here at weekend predictions we have no clue who owns this team continues to get there arse kicked. Week in and week out this is one team of asses that continue to get pounded. Maybe its coincedence that a team that continues to get its Azz beat is playing a team named Bendover, me thinks not, Bendover takes them without having to do much smacking around.

Game of the Week: Sarah’s Bitches against the Raptors(Unca’Bob), here at weekend predictions we pride ourselves on not going with the status quo, when we have the Raptors have proven us wrong everytime. This week the Raptors are finally the favorite which makes things whether interesting because they are always winning as underdogs. Sarah issued the first verbal attack in this battle for the division lead, me thinks that was a big mistake, should we post what Seminole said before the Raptors came to town last week, someone is getting to big for their britches and we don’t think its the Uncle, Raptors take this one.

JJ

September 27th, 2009
10:21 am

SW, special good morning to you buddy! ;)

JJ

September 27th, 2009
10:22 am

Speak of the devil, welcome back WR!

Unca' Bob

September 27th, 2009
10:30 am

WR,

It’s official. The kiss of death has been administered when WR predicted my Raptors to win. Woe is me!!

WR

September 27th, 2009
10:37 am

Hey Unca”Bob, I actually hope you win, maybe it will take some of the steam off of that ship your commanding when you visit next week.

Coop

September 27th, 2009
10:37 am

Glad the Dawgs won. D looked better, but I think they were helped by a poor ASU offense. The O disappeared in the second half. Maybe the weather, but just not consistent. I’ve about decided that Samuel cannot see or explode through a hole. I’m afraid we may get destroyed next week.

On another note, I hate the Gators as much as anybody in the world. I also get real tired of Tebow being the greatest thing ever. That said, I hope he’s OK. Nasty double hit. Watching a guy that we all must admit has the heart of a lion, puking into the red bag while being carted off the field was pretty dramatic to me. Say what you want about Tebow, but as a true fan of college football, sometimes you just gotta tip your hat and say, “Good on ya’”. Hope he recovers.

I’m so nervous about today’s game that I literally tossed and turned all night. I had nightmares about Moss and Welker. I dreamed Ryan got his leg broke. I sweated our run game. Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhh!!!!

Been a Falcon fan for 32 years now. I want so much for this team to win. This is historically the kind of game that rips my heart out and crushes my soul with the realization that we are same ol’ sorry Falcons. So, I’ll be over in the corner (in the fetal position) watching the game through my fingers.

Unca' Bob

September 27th, 2009
10:44 am

Coop,

I agree on Tebow. He’s simply has too much character to have been dealt such a rotten hand.

Is there room for two in your corner(lol)??