Miami Dolphins Vs. Atlanta Falcons: Sleeper Game Of The Week?

AdamContributor ISeptember 12, 2009

MIAMI - NOVEMBER 6:  Linebacker Channing Crowder #52 of the Miami Dolphins knocks down quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Atlanta Falcons on November 6, 2005 at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida. The Falcons defeated the Dolphins 17-10. (Photo by Paul Spinelli/Getty Images)

[Channing Crowder tossing Vick down-Gotta love that one!]

Anyway, is it just me or does this game have the potential to be one of the better games to watch this weekend, even for you non Dolphins or Falcons fans? Two solid teams who were the comeback stories of 2008 after both had horrible 2007 seasons.

The Falcons' main problem is their ability to stop the run, so for the Dolphins Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams it becomes even more important. They will also break out some wildcat plays most likely because of this, which is always exciting. I don't think there will be new ones, I think those will be saved. They'll probably figure the base plays should be good enough.

The Falcons offense should be stronger this year and it will be interesting to see how Ryan does in his first game of the season. Will he start slow under pressure from Joey Porter and Jason Taylor?

The Dolphins rarely made mistakes last year setting an NFL record. They'll need to continue that in the rocking Georgia Dome, and try to keep the Atlanta offense off the field. The Dolphins need to have the possession advantage.

All of the "experts" are overlooking this game, but it should be a great one to watch, with two fun teams playing against each other. Possible 2010 Super Bowl preview? [or 2009-you never know.]

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I don't think there is a clear favorite, but of course I have to go with Miami. Though I won't be too surprised if Atlanta takes it either.

So, take a break from The Beatles albums/game and watch this under-appreciated football game. I actually forgot there was an NFL game on Thursday because of The Beatles. Who would have thought that would happen in 2009? Gotta love it.