Looking ahead to MNF: Broncos at Falcons

BUFORD, Ga. -- It’s time to start looking ahead to the "Monday Night Football" game between the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos.

Let’s take a look at some of the preview stuff from the pages of our site:

Here’s my advance column on the game. It’s about how Matt Ryan and the Falcons have played a lot of prime-time games in recent years, but the major storyline always has featured the opponent. The Falcons have a chance to start changing that against Denver.

Take a look at this Insider pieceInsider that examines how Denver’s Peyton Manning and Ryan have fared historically when getting pressured by the pass rush. I don’t think you’ll be surprised by what the numbers have to say.

In this Insider pieceInsider, Ron Jaworski writes that Atlanta’s offense is becoming elite. That’s based on the season-opening performance against Kansas City, but I agree with Jaworski. I think Ryan will blossom because he’s surrounded by so much talent at the skill positions. The only thing that could throw the Atlanta offense off track is if the offensive line has problems.

Here’s our Monday Night HQ page, which features just about everything you could want to know about the game.

Also, we’ll be doing Countdown Live throughout the game. Just check this blog this evening and you’ll be able to get in. Please stop by and chat with us as we watch the Falcons and Broncos.