3 And Out: Biggest challenges for Pats vs. Falcons

3 And Out: Biggest challenges for Pats vs. Falcons
September 25, 2013, 9:00 pm
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CSNNE.com's Patriots insider Tom E. Curran and Mike Giardi give you the three biggest challenges the Patriots will face when playing against the Falcons on Sunday night.

1). Falcons offensive weapons: "As formidable an offense as their is in the NFL," said Curran, who made Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan his preseason MVP pick. Ryan has plenty of capable targets to throw to in Julio Jones, Roddy White and tight end Tony Gonzalez, just to name a few.

2). Falcons defense: "They'll be down in their dome and that [crowd noise] gives them the opportunity to get off the ball early," Curran said, who also points out that this is a faster defense than what the Patriots have previously faced.

3). Communication: As stated, the noise in the Georgia Dome gives the Falcons an advantage and makes communication critical for the Patriots on offense. Curran noted that Tom Brady said keeping offensive momentum going will be critical in taking the crowd out of the game.