Baltimore Ravens vs Atlanta Falcons: Scouting the Enemy

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Oct 5, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo (53) and cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) tackle New York Giants running back Andre Williams (44) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. New York Giants defeat the Atlanta Falcons 30-20. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Secondary (Key Players: Desmond Trufant, Dwight Lowery, Robert Alford, Kemal Ishmael, Robert McClain)

In a word, the Falcons’ secondary is atrocious. They’ve given up 277.7 yards per game and 8.6 yards per attempt in the passing game, and only Desmond Trufant has been anything other than bad for most of the season.

Robert Alford is a guy for the Ravens to pick on. He has given up five touchdowns this year in coverage while picking off exactly zero passes. He has a tendency to give up big plays.

The Falcons’ linebackers haven’t been effective in coverage either, especially Kroy Biermann.

All in all, Joe Flacco could be in line for a very big day, as could Steve Smith.