Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Dec 2011

ESPN AGS: Texans over Falcons

Atlanta could not run the ball against Houston, and we look at how the erosion of their offensive line has hurt them this season.

Posted by: Vincent Verhei on 06 Dec 2011

8 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2012, 2:40pm by OttoIbanez


by Vincent Verhei :: Tue, 12/06/2011 - 4:32pm

Before anyone asks how we could pick this as our upset when Houston tops the DVOA ratings: Thanks to T.J. Yates, Houston was a slight underdog in Vegas. We were going to cover Cardinals over Cowboys, but ESPN said they had other Dallas content this week and wanted another team covered.

by Karl Cuba :: Tue, 12/06/2011 - 6:48pm

Responding to your own articles Vince, that's the first sign of madness.

by John (not verified) :: Tue, 12/06/2011 - 8:49pm

Just wait until he shows up for work with a bandage where his ear used to be.

by LionInAZ (not verified) :: Tue, 12/06/2011 - 11:29pm

The Cowboys get waaaayyy too much coverage in the mainstream sports media anyway, so we'll take it!

by Just Another Falcons Fan (not verified) :: Tue, 12/06/2011 - 9:29pm

Just a couple of notes:

1) Joe Hawley was a 4th round pick, not an undrafted free agent.

2) Pass protection appears to have significantly improved with Svitek in place of Baker, but the run game to the left side has taken a hit.

by Vincent Verhei :: Tue, 12/06/2011 - 10:18pm

I'm a little surprised about how many people pointed out the Hawley goof. Nobody was rude about it, but a lot of people are paying attention. It's hard to keep track of all the people that have changed slots on on that line in the past few months.

by Peregrine :: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 7:48am

Also, from 2008-2010, the OL from left to right was...

Baker - Blalock - McClure - Dahl - Clabo

I think you had Blalock and Dahl switched in your article.

by OttoIbanez (not verified) :: Fri, 01/06/2012 - 2:40pm

You have a point there, Just Another Falcons Fan. I totally agree with you.

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