With Ryan out, Atlanta defense has to step up

Never thought I’d say this, but the Atlanta defense might have to win a game for the Falcons.

With quarterback Matt Ryan out with a toe injury, the Falcons are going with Chris Redman. He’s a decent backup, but I have a tough time seeing Redman put up big numbers -- even against the Bucs.

Atlanta’s got a 3-0 lead and the defense has to protect that.