Atlanta Falcons: Set to Face Tampa Bay on Short Rest Week

Atlanta Falcons Damontae Kazee (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons Damontae Kazee (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) /

The Atlanta Falcons are set to face another important division matchup this week after an important Monday night win against the Seattle Seahawks. The Falcons will face the Tampa Bay Bucs on Sunday.

The Atlanta Falcons have won two games straight now beating the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks this past Monday night. Now on short rest the Falcons are going to need to be ready to face a tough Tampa Bay team.

Jameis Winston is out of the game on Sunday and will make the Falcons heavy favorites headed into the game on Sunday. The Falcons need to remain focused and prepared regardless considering that Tampa Bay has won two games straight.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will start at quarterback for Tampa Bay Ryan has played well for the Bucs and is capable of playing great games. For the Falcons the focus is going to be the pass rush. Fitzpatrick is not a mobile quarterback if the Falcons can continue their recent trend and get pressure on the quarterback.

The Falcons will have one less day to prepare having played on a Monday night in Seattle. That is a huge factor in the game considering how important 24 hours can be especially for the defensive and offensive lines to be able to heal and for the game planners to study film.

Facing a familiar opponent will be an advantage in planning for the Fitzpatrick led offense. The Tampa defense can play at a high level as well and could cause Matt Ryan problems in the pocket.

Next: The Atlanta Braves

Julio Jones again this week has a great matchup this week that the Falcons will attempt to exploit on their way to winning their third straight game headed into another tough matchup.  The Falcons will solidify themselves back in the playoff race on Sunday with a win.