I must admit that as someone who struggles with Friggatriskaidekaphobia I must be honest in saying that I’d rather it be Sunday the 15th.
Also with a third wintry storm expected to turn the DMV into another white/slushy/semi-exciting if you’re under the age of 10/not so exciting in you’re above 10 scene, I fear we’ll all be telecommunicating three days a week by February.
Luckily for the Washington Redskins, they get to dodge the harshness of winter; both leaving the area and playing in the temperature controlled Georgia Dome to take on the Atlanta Falcons.
As the Washington Redskins have had endured a bevy of storylines this season that start out with the usage of words such as disappointing, underperforming and frustrating, so too have the Falcons, the reigning NFC South champs.
While they’ve managed to hide under ESPN’s massive shadow this week, there are still some pretty big things coming from Falcon Land:
–The Redskin O-line has been under high scrutiny in recent weeks, as the sacks have skyrocketed and the points have dropped. Atlanta is hoping to take advantage of the trench war with a one-two punch of veteran Osi Umenyiora and improving sophomore Jonathan Massaquoi who had the best game of his career last week.
–Atlanta and Washington engaged in an epic battle at FedExField last season that saw the birds claw their way to victory in the waning minutes. Hoping to catch Atlanta’s defense off-guard, the Redskins deployed several wrinkles on offense, but the insertion of Kirk Cousins was not expected.
With Cousins officially named the starter for Sunday, the Falcons say they’re ready for the second dose.
–While the Redskins have turned to Cousins the Falcons say that, for now, they’re sticking to Matt Ryan.
–The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a pretty nifty interactive inforgraphic that breaks down the NFC matchup.
–As the Atlanta Falcons Blog noted this week in one of their spotlights, linebacker Paul Worrilow is having himself a fantastic season after being subjected to the undrafted, you must prove yourself through every level at camp route.
Hmmmm, that sounds really familiar.
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