If the Falcons want to be a playoff team, New Orleans is the team they have to beat in the South. Now, Falcons QB Matt Ryan has struggled on the road and he had three interceptions in the Superdome last season, including two inside the 10-yard line. Ryan needs to make better decisions under pressure. Look for him to focus on TE Tony Gonzalez, who has been doubled a lot this season. The Saints figure to isolate safety Malcolm Jenkins on Gonzalez and that could be the opening that Ryan wants. With Michael Jenkins still nursing a sore shoulder, Ryan has completed 20 passes to Roddy White, but that should be more difficult against the Saints’ cornerback tandem of Jabari Greer and Tracy Porter. The good news for Ryan is that RB Michael Turner is back from a groin injury.
If the Falcons want to be a playoff team, New Orleans i...
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