The Atlanta Falcons were a full clutter in 2013. Due to a powerful mix of injuries, poor play and rotten luck, the Falcons finished at a woeful 4-12 after going 13-3 the previous season and dropping merely short of the Super Bowl. The new season brings new hope.
At the same time, the Cincinnati Bengals went 11-5 in 2013, gaining control of the AFC North and getting to the playoffs for the 3rd consecutive year. Any individual enjoying carefully enough would certainly understand this was not a shocking outcome for among the most full and well-coached groups in the NFL.
The Atlanta Falcons have actually succeeded their last 3 conferences against the Cincinnati Bengals, but the games were played in between 2002 and 2010. That’s not all that recent.
When both teams fulfill this season, it’ll be the initial time Bengals pass receiver A.J. Green and Falcons pass receiver Julio Jones will face off against one another. Cincinnati took Green with the 4th total choice in the 2011 draft. Atlanta moved up 21 spots and took Jones merely 2 selections later.
Both receivers have grown. Green has looked at 1,000 lawns obtaining in each of his three periods and has 3,833 backyards in his job on 260 catches. He additionally has 29 goal parties.
Jones missed out on 11 games last season and 3 during his novice year, but has 2,737 lawns obtaining on 174 catches and 20 goals. Green has actually had the much better career thus far, yet Jones has the higher upside. We’ll reach see them with each other for the first time in Week 2, however the gaining team will certainly be the a lot better on defense.
After a season that ended one play reluctant of reaching the Super Bowl, no person viewed the Atlanta Falcons’ 2013 collapse coming. As a matter of fact, the Falcons’ absence of depth to cope with the breakout of injuries many of their key players experienced is the major wrongdoer to their disappointing 4-12 record last season.
While the Falcons have definitely picked up from their errors, their results might not be entirely wiped out in 2014. The genuine test for the team is just how it fares when driving, particularly against a team without depth or talent problems like the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Falcons boast a quarterback-wide receiver tandem in Matt Ryan and Julio Jones that is very like the Bengals’ Andy Dalton and A.J. Green, yet that’s where the similarities primarily quit. The Bengals’ running backs tandem of Giovani Bernard and BenJarvus Green-Ellis overtakes that of the Falcons, and the rest of their receivers are also remarkable.
Where the Bengals really radiate is at offensive line and on defense, and these 2 advantages will certainly be the significant factor they beat the Falcons in Week 2. The Falcons just won’t manage to maintain, damageded as they’ll be by Cincinnati’s defensive front.