DEFENSE- In general, I expect the Patriots' defense to have a better game than the Falcons. When it comes to game changing and sexy stats, the Patriots are one of the best in the league. They've intercepted 14 passes while only giving up 13 passing touchdowns. The Falcons have given up 19 TD passes and only have 3 picks. The Patriots have 24 sacks to the Falcons 11. While the Patriots defense may have one series where they look asleep, they aren't going to have a quarter, let alone a game.
TURNOVERS- The tide has appeared to shift and the Patriots are no longer making costly turnovers in the red zone. They have now moved into +3 with more takeaways than giveaways. The Falcons are sitting at -5, 26th in the NFL. Win the turnover battle, win the game as usual.