While it might not be as significant, there is also a difference between each teams' run defense. The Patriots have held opponents to 88.6 yards per game while the Falcons have allowed 104.5 yards per game.
PRESSURING THE QUARTERBACK- Earlier this week I posted about which offensive weapon Matt Patricia should game plan against. Since the Falcons have a lot of weapons on offense, I went with taking Matty Ice out of his game. With center Alex Mack planning to play with a high ankle sprain and the Falcons not having a true backup, applying pressure should be easier than I thought.