Patriots, Although the Falcons have had a great run, their struggles on defense will allow Tom Brady to pick them apart. I think this will be a shootout and Matt Ryan will be able to keep up with Brady. I just don’t see Atlanta’s defense being able to hold off the Patriots enough to pull it off.
Falcons, this is a battle between two elite offenses and middle of the pack defenses. Both teams have respectfully tough run defenses, so I think this will be a game of passing. This game’s biggest factor is Julio Jones. If he is back to full health, the Falcons could pull the win off. If he is still playing through his injuries, Matt Ryan will have to rely on his other targets to get the win.