Secondary Personnel: (2016 Stats)
|CB||Robert Alford||61||0||19||2- 1 TD||0||0|
|S||Keanu Neal (R)||106||0||9||0||5||1|
|CB||CJ Goodwin (R)||17||0||2||0||0||0|
|CB||Brian Poole (R)||59||1||9||1||0||2|
|S||Sharrod Neasman (R)||3||0||0||0||0||0|
The Falcons are just a young defense, which you could say is a detriment, except most of their young players are the standouts on this side of the ball. Not only do you have a front seven loaded with young talent, but the secondary has a couple good rookies as well. The main problem I would see in terms of the secondary is a lack of depth. If one guy goes down, say Jalen Collins, the Falcons will be hurting. Outside of that, I have no doubt that the secondary will be able to work in conjunction with the front seven to ruin Tom Brady’s day.
Special Teams Personnel: (2016 Stats)
|Pos.||Name||Punts||AVG||Touchbacks (P)||Inside 20|
|P||Matt Bosher (also handles kickoffs)||44||46.8||1||21|
Bryant is one of the best in the business, especially this year. With his 92% completion percentage and a long of 59 this year, being 41 years old certainly hasn’t slowed Bryant down and if Atlanta loses, it won’t be Bryant’s fault. Bosher is a good punter, capable kickoff guy and great holder for place-kicks. Special teams is a solid phase for the Falcons and should be able to provide some points for the Falcons if they need it.