The Atlanta Journal-Constitution tabbed the Falcons' linebackers as the key for the Atlanta defense in Week 16 against Carolina.
The Atlanta Falcons have allowed 166.3 rushing yards per game over the last three weeks.
The Atlanta Falcons have recorded just three sacks in the last five weeks.
The Atlanta Falcons have allowed just 190.5 passing yards per game over their last four contests.
The Atlanta defense will flip defensive ends in Week 11 in an effort to boost pass rushing efficiency.
The Atlanta Falcons will host the Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings at home after their Week 10 bye.
The Atlanta Falcons will face San Francisco QB Blaine Gabbert on Sunday after the benching of Colin Kaepernick.
The Atlanta defense will be without SS William Moore on Sunday, as he has been ruled out with a groin injury.
The Atlanta Falcons will look to slow the Tennessee Titans' tight ends on Sunday.
The Atlanta Falcons have allowed just one opposing running back to run for more than 50 yards this season.
The matchup between Washington WR Pierre Garcon and Atlanta CB Robert Alford has been named a "key matchup" for Week 5 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The Atlanta Falcons are expecting Houston running back Arian Foster to play on Sunday.
The Atlanta Falcons could get linebacker help in the near future as LB Brooks Reed (groin) was back at practice on Thursday.
The Atlanta Falcons gave up 14 receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown to Philadelphia running backs in Week 1.