Falcons-Bucs: What to watch
The Falcons need to stop the Bucs' running game
|Atlanta at Tampa Bay|
|When: 1:00 PM ET|
After watching film of both teams, Scouts Inc. breaks down key elements of the Week 12 Falcons-Bucs matchup.
• Crowd the box on early downs: The Falcons are not exactly a big team up front and are giving up a lot more rushing yards than head coach Mike Smith wants. With the Buccaneers developing a powerful ground game behind rookie RB Doug Martin, look for defensive coordinator Mike Nolan to push an eighth defender up into the box in an attempt to shore up one of the league's weaker run defenses. If Martin gets off to a quick start it could end up being a long afternoon for the Falcons.
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