Friday, September 25, 2009

Falcons @ Patriots: A Sort of Homecoming

The only NFL game that stands out this Sunday for all the good reasons is Atlanta @ New England. The Falcons take a 2-0 record into Foxborough against a Patriots team reeling from a loss against the Jets, key injuries, and a still shaking off the cobwebs Tom Brady. It marks the return of last year's Offensive Rookie of the Year Matt Ryan to a Boston area that allegedly didn't even know he was there. Now he comes back as both Falcons QB and the scientifically proven Handsomest Quarterback in the NFL. Not that Brady's really sweating his posistion as America's Mancrush or anything. He's too busy trying to right a ship that really hasn't been working on all engines this season.
That could all change this weekend. The Falcons' defense is still very young and reeling from the loss of first round draft pick Perria Jerry for the season. And while Ryan has shown a lot of growth and has built up strong chemestry in a short period with Tony Gonzalez, Brady has the advantage of maturity on his side, and the evil genius of Bill Belichick on the sidelines. Should make for an interesting game.

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