Soft spots could sink Falcons
Atlanta has impressed, but these areas could become cause for concern
Going into their Week 8 game at Philadelphia, the Atlanta Falcons looked like a "nice" team on a nice run, and it seemed as if they eventually would come back to the pack. However, they handed the struggling Eagles an embarrassing loss, and they might be a lot closer to being an elite team than we previously thought. So, as a lot of people start to jump on the Atlanta bandwagon, let's look at some potential problems that could cause some bumps in the road for the Falcons in the coming weeks.
1. Is this run game starting to sputter?
With all the weapons available in the passing game for Matt Ryan & Co., this will continue to be a pass-first offense. But you get the feeling the Falcons would like a little more explosiveness and consistency in their run game, which is 24th in the NFL.
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