Falcons are tough matchup for Pats
Mark Schlereth discusses why the Falcons are playing the Patriots at a terrible time for New England.
The Chargers executed their best plays in the middle of the field, where Bruschi and Harrison would normally patrol. Normally, the Patriots are able to scheme away from their weaknesses whenever they face injuries, but I'm not sure they will be able to do that this season because of the talent and intelligence they've lost. To counter this weakness, they will probably show a lot of different looks to the opposing offense. That could create a sense of confusion for the quarterback and force him to audible to a bad play or hurry a throw.
The only problem is that teams usually get ready for their games by scouting the past four games an upcoming opponent has played, so that technique will be picked up by New England's opponents.
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