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Browns-Falcons Week 12 Preview

Posted Apr 22, 2014

A look at the biggest storylines in the Browns-Falcons matchup

Atlanta Falcons

Additions: WR Devin Hester, DE Tyson Jackson, DT Paul Soliai, CB Javier Arenas, CB Josh Wilson

Subtractions: FS Thomas DeCoud

Biggest storyline: It starts with the offensive line for the Falcons. Matt Ryan was sacked 44 times during a forgettable 4-12 season. Even worse, the Falcons were dead last in the NFL in rushing yards. A healthy Julio Jones and Roddy White should ease some pressure off of the o-line.

Biggest storyline part II: Who replaces Tony Gonzalez? Even in a down year, the tight end churned out 859 yards and eight touchdowns. The four current tight ends on the Falcons roster have a combined 13 NFL receptions. The Browns’ linebackers and secondary should matchup very well on shorter to intermediate routes.

Biggest storyline part III: The last time the Browns traveled to Atlanta was back in 2006. Cleveland prevailed 17-13 in a big November upset. The quarterbacks for that game? Michael Vick against Charlie Frye.

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