The Falcons hope to kick start a running game that was relatively stagnant in their rough start at Minnesota, being that the Jaguars allowed 282 yards to Tennessee, who's running backs aren't as talented as Atlanta's.
2. How do you feel that rookie guard Justin Blalock will do against the Jaguars tandem of defensive tackles, John Henderson and Marcus Stroud?
Rookie left guard Justin Blalock had a pretty rough go of things against Minnesota's standout defensive tackles Pat and Kevin Williams. Things aren't going to get any easier for him this week with Marcus Stroud and John Henderson inside, so he has to make significant progress in a short period of time to help make the running game work.
3. Is Warrick Dunn healthy?
Warrick Dunn said he did not feel any lingering effects of the surgical procedure he had just before the start of training camp. Other than typical bumps and bruises following the game, he said he felt fine.
4. How does Bobby Petrino's offense feature Alge Crumpler and the rest of the Falcons tight ends?
Tight ends Alge Crumpler and Dwayne Blakley played a lot together, with both taking turns as H-back or motion men in both the run and the passing game. Blakley, a solid, rangy receiver, is rapidly emerging as a key element in Petrino's offense.
5. How are the Falcons utilizing their wide receivers?
Joe Horn was used mainly on possession type routes in the season-opener, with Roddy White and Laurent Robinson being the downfield threats.