No break for Falcons as Eagles just as tough

Similar to Vikings, they've been a thorn in the side of Falcons in recent years

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
September 09, 2019 - 8:05 am
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones

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After dropping the season opener to the Vikings, the Falcons have now lost their last 4 meetings with Minnesota and only one of them, a Falcons home game in 2017, was a one-possession game. 

The Falcons next opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles, has been almost as equally a tough out for Atlanta. While the games have been a little bit more competitive, the Falcons have lost their last three games against the Eagles.

Atlanta Falcons Analyst Dave Archer joined John Fricke and Hugh Douglas on Monday and discusses the poor showing against Minnesota and warns about how Philly has similarly been a problem for the Falcons in recent years.

"Zimmer knows his stuff and had a good game plan to get after the QB. This is a team Atlanta has struggled with in the past and this is a nut Atlanta has to find a way to crack," says Archer referring to the Vikings. "Your next opponent, the Eagles, is another one. Minnesota and Philly have been a thorn in Atlanta's side for a number of years now, so another tough one coming up this weekend."

Dave Archer also broke down some of the changes he expects from Week 1 to Week 2.

"I think you can fix the run game, setting a better edge and being more physical, they tightened their belt in the run game in the second half. Offensively you're going to have to figure out what's going on up front and find a way to finish drives."