Norwood the real back to watch in ATL
As the Falcons ease off Michael Turner, his backup will finally get a chance to shine
With the regular season less than a month away, the Football Outsiders use their unique brand of analysis to break down each of the league's 32 teams. The series continues today with a look at the Atlanta Falcons
Season Preview -- Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta's savior QB won't continue on his path to becoming the next Dan Marino, but a young running back will finally get a chance to live up to his hype in 2009.
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Football Outsiders uses advanced stats to give you a player on the rise, another one in decline and a key player to watch for each team in the preseason. The series starts in the AFC West and runs for 32 consecutive days.
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