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Bills Run Game On Falcons Radar For Week 4

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Falcons vs. Bills Week 4: Bills Run Game On Notice

We’re already in week 4, and the Falcons still stand atop the NFC. Both them and the Chiefs are the only teams in the NFL still undefeated. The Falcons were considered losers for two minutes in their last game until a crucial call saved them. Despite almost losing that game, they played solid on both sides of the ball. They have to play a little better this week as the Buffalo Bills come to town. The Bills just came off a solid win against the Denver Broncos and are looking to bring that confidence into Atlanta. The Bills run game is something that the Falcons need to take into account heading into the week. Here are three things to look for in Sunday’s matchup.

Watch Out For LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy is a dangerous running back no matter where he is. His best days were in Philadelphia, but don’t sleep on him in Buffalo. He is the reason why the Bills run game should not go unnoticed. They are more of a run-first team due to not having much talent in their receiving corps. This should not be a problem for the Falcons. The past two weeks the Falcons run defense has been good, but they haven’t faced many good ones. This week they face a legit running back with name value. McCoy is a fast and shifty running back that can find holes and get to the edge. If the Falcons can control the line of scrimmage and set the edge, McCoy won’t have potential to break out a big run.

Bills Defense is No Joke

The Bills currently have the #1 scoring defense and have yet to allow a touchdown. The Falcons have one of the best offenses in the league. The question is who’s going to stop who this week? I want to give the edge to the Falcons since they’re at home as well, but not allowing a touchdown is a big deal. If the offensive line continues to have their problems, they might be in some trouble. Ryan Schraeder should be returning from concussion protocol, so that’s a positive for the offense.

To Stand, To Kneel, Or To . . . Stretch?

This past week players, coaches, and even owners took a stand against the comments of Donald Trump. Some teams locked arms, knelt together, and some stayed in the locker room during the anthem. The Falcons locked arms and stood together as a protest. The two players that didn’t stand were Dontari Poe and Grady Jarrett.

On the Bills side, LeSean McCoy was seen stretching during the anthem. Will the NFL continue to protest or was this a one-week thing? Coach Quinn wants fans to lock arms during the game, so it looks like the Falcons will continue. But will we see McCoy stretching again? Hopefully not.