Even after Atlanta's Week 8 victory against the Packers, it’s hard to forget the Falcons’ fade down the stretch in 2015. So how do they prevent another epic meltdown? It’s all in the defense. Offensively, the Falcons are thriving, featuring plenty of high-powered weapons. They rank first in total offense and second in passing yards per game. But giving up 28.4 points per game and 294.3 passing yards per game (the most in the league) is unacceptable for the defense. Opponents are finding the holes in the cover-three zone defense and exploiting the Falcons’ defense underneath.
Can head coach Dan Quinn give his defense a kick in the pants?