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Jacksonville Jaguars V. Atlanta Falcons Preview: 3 Key Matchups to Watch

December 13th, 2011 at 11:13 AM
By Michael Hall

Here are 3 matchups to watch as the Jacksonville Jaguars go into the Gerogia Dome to face the Atlanta Falcons.

3. LB Paul Posluszny v. RB Michael Turner

Like the Chargers and Texans, the Falcons thrive on the play-action pass. If you want to stop the Falcon offense in its' tracks, you have to stop Michael Turner from getting loose in the secondary and force third and long situations. 

2. RB Maurice Jones-Drew v. Falcons Linebackers

Mojo will be be meeting a former teammate as he faces off against Mike Peterson and the Falcons LB corps.  Jones-Drew will be going up agains the 5th ranked rushing defense in the league, but  Mojo has been hard to stop for the past 3 weeks, gaining a total of 490 yards and 5 TDs. The Falcon linebackers are going to have their hands full.   

1. CB Ashton Youboty v. WR Roddy White

Roddy White has had a bit of a down year, but he is still a dangerous target for the Atlanta offense. Youboty (Man, that name is awesome) needs to build off of a solid performance against the Bucs and keep him getting open deep. Plus, if the Rushmen can provide consistent pressure on Matt Ryan, Youboty could have a multi-interception day. 

Tags: Football, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jaguars, Matt Ryan, Maurice-Jones Drew, Michael Turner, Mike Peterson, Mojo, NFL, Paul Posluszny, Roddy White

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