Falcons-Saints: What to watch
Can the Saints stop the Falcons' explosive offense?
|Atlanta at New Orleans|
|When: 1:00 PM ET|
After watching film of both teams, Scouts Inc. breaks down key elements of the Week 10 Falcons-Saints matchup.
• Falcons will use a lot of nickel and dime packages: In Week 9, Atlanta had to go without starting linebacker Sean Weatherspoon against the Cowboys. Besides being their leading tackler, Weatherspoon is an effective blitzer and does a quality job in coverage. If he misses this game, it weakens their linebacking corps, especially on passing downs, which forces defensive coordinator Mike Nolan to use more nickel and dime packages to get better coverage personnel on the field.
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