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  • What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

    Which match up is the most favorable?
    40
    Rams WRs vs. Falcons CBs
    7.50%
    3
    Rams TEs vs. Falcons LBs/S
    12.50%
    5
    Rams pass rush v. Falcons pass protection
    72.50%
    29
    Rams run D vs. Falcons running game
    5.00%
    2
    Other match-up (which one?)
    2.50%
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  • #2
    Re: What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

    I will take our pass rush against most O-lines in the NFL. That Sam Baker is hurt just drives home the point. We need Quinn and Long to be productive, to keep the Falcons offensive weapons in check, and I like their chances.

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    • #3
      Re: What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

      There will be severe Thunder & Lightning inside the Georgia Dome!
      sigpic :ram::helmet:

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      • #4
        Re: What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

        Our D-line will have to tear up the Falcons O-line and keep Matt Ryan scrambling in order to have a chance. If Matt has time in the pocket they'll tear us apart.

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        • #5
          Re: What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

          Pass rush. If we can keep them one-dimensional with only short passes and a running game, then Matt Ryan wouldn't be effective in the big play department. As last season shows with our ineptitude on dealing with great passing teams, I'd be worried a bit. This is another real test for our pass defense.


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          • #6
            Re: What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

            I say our pass-rush. It's good enough that teams have to gameplan for it, and if the Falcons pass protection continues to struggle, Ryan should be eating plenty of turf.

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            • #7
              Re: What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

              I went with our TEs. We have two of the best not just one. I also think it's easier said then done to scheme to take a TE completely out of a game. Cook and Kendricks will be hard to deal will all year.

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              • #8
                Re: What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

                Our pass rush and getting to Matt Ryan before he can torch our secondary is our best advantage in stealing this game.

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                • #9
                  Re: What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

                  Yeah, what most everyone else said, its our pass rush.

                  Go Rams!

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                  • #10
                    Re: What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

                    Rams DE Chris Long (hip) did not practice today. Coach Jeff Fisher said he'll be questionable for Sunday.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

                      Williams Hayes (per Jim Thomas) said that Chris is fine.

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                      • #12
                        Re: What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

                        I still said our pass rush even if Chris has to hang on the down low for the game we are deep and could just activate Rivers what a back up plan! Deepest D-Line I have seen for our team ever...

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                        • #13
                          Re: What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

                          pass rush....no confidence in our coverage skills at this point. need pressure otherwise long day ahead for the team

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                          • #14
                            Re: What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

                            Originally posted by macrammer View Post
                            pass rush....no confidence in our coverage skills at this point. need pressure otherwise long day ahead for the team
                            While there are moments I definitely agree with you, I think we are doing pretty well. Last week I was fuming at the short passes being completed with regularity, but other than Fitzgerald's TD there were hardly any deep passes that hurt us. Until our DB's are ready to press cover, we're better off not risking that short pass becoming a long TD play. Our strength is at the front end and that will hopefully force QB's to force a pass or throw a bad pass impossible to complete. We'll get there.

                            Go Rams!

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                            • #15
                              Re: What is the Rams' biggest match-up advantage against the Falcons?

                              Pass rush has to be legit to keep us in this game with coverage sacks and just pure pressure. i think we need to set the tone early on d preventing Ryan from getting into a groove.

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