After two games, the Chargers lead the NFL in run defense. The team has allowed a paltry 83 yards on the ground.
The Falcons are 28th in team rushing with just 151 yards. Therefore, one might not expect them to run the ball often.
However, the Chargers cannot allow themselves to get caught up in statistics after just two games.
Michael Turner might be coming off a DUI and two poor games, but he finished 2011 with 1,340 rushing yards and a 4.5 yard per rush average.
The Chargers' defensive line has been very impressive thus far, and they will need to continue their dominance at the point of attack on Sunday.
Turner will feel like he has something to prove following a disappointing start to 2012, but the Chargers can't let this game be the turning point of his season.
The team also has to be prepared to defend the Falcons' Jacquizz Rodgers.
If the Chargers shut down Turner, the Falcons could turn to the much quicker runner. However, containing Rodgers would be a completely different task to containing Turner.
The Chargers must be prepared for the elusive Rodgers.