Texans vs. Falcons: Who is the key to Atlanta’s resurgent defense?

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Sep 27, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

RG: Finally, how do you see this game going and why?

FB: I see it being close, with the Texans defensive front having some success. If Arian Foster is out, I don’t see a way of Houston keeping pace with Matt Ryan and the Atlanta offense, though. With the trio of Ryan, Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman, the Falcons have enough to put up points. I’m not so sure Ryan Mallett will be able to keep up, particularly if Vic Beasley and company get into any kind of rhythm.

If this game was played in Texas, I wouldn’t be so sure. But in a fired up Georgia Dome with the chance to go 4-0, I think the Falcons win another game in the fourth quarter.

Thank you to Freddie for taking the time to share his thoughts about the game. Make sure you head over to Blogging Dirty and get a take on the game from the opposing sidelines.

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