Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer
Here's a concept to look for when the Falcons have the ball in the "shot zone" (in-between the 40s). This is the Yankee route -- a deep play action scheme designed to create a throwing window in the outside-third of the secondary. With Atlanta showing run action (split-zone and WR reverse), Julio Jones (X) releases on the deep post and Mohamed Sanu (Z) comes back across the field on the "over" route. This allows Jones to clear-out the top of the defense with Sanu working to the now vacated area of the field. Plus, with the Falcons using 7-man protection, QB Matt Ryan has time to deliver this ball down the field. The Packers have to alert for this route based on the field position and the splits of the WRs (reduced).