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E38: Pocket Protectors [Falcons Review + Packers Preview]

Eric Eager and Nick Olson join Jayson Brown to review the win over the Falcons and to preview the matchup against the Packers.

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In this episode:

Eric Eager and Nick Olson join Jayson Brown to review the win over the Falcons and to preview the matchup against the Packers.

Falcons Game Review

What should we take away from this game?

Pressure Rate

Great coverage

Offensive Line Struggles

Sample size or cause for concern?

Grady Jarrett was taking souls

Kirk Cousins was efficient

Run game changes and effectiveness

JDF didn’t run the ball and were bad when we tried

How excited should we be about Kirk Cousins efficient performance?

EPA per pass - 0.82

Which defensive stats should we focus on moving forward?

Xavier Rhodes - target avoidance

Danielle Hunter - pressure rate

Mackensie Alexander injury

Priors vs Week 1 performances

Week 1 last year 4 non-playoff teams beat 4 playoff teams

Most teams held serve

Previewing the Packers

Who will Jaire Alexander cover?

Everson Griffen vs David Bakhtiari

Is Aaron Rodgers washed?

Kirk Cousins will be the quarterback of the best team

Vikings are the runaway favorites to win the NFC North per Eric’s simulation

Random Questions

Should we be worried about age later in the season?

Do RBs hit a wall with more carries?

Upcoming Projects

Nick is writing an article for Vikings Territory

Eric and George are adding another weekly episode to the PFF Forecast