One half of the Williams Wall in Minnesota is still intact, so it's not like this is going to be a walk in the park.
J. Mike at the Official Site writes that things still won't be easy, but the injury to Phat Pat Williams makes things easier for Michael Turner. The Falcons are going to need all the help they can get given that Jared Allen is going to be in Matt Ryan's grill all day long and Kevin Williams is a concrete golem blocking the middle. The Vikings' defense is more important to this matchup than anyone, even uber-talented running back Adrian Peterson.
So as much as you don't like to see it happen, the injury to Pat Williams gives the Falcons a real shot to established a ground game of sorts. If Turner could go 20 for 70 some-odd yards and come up big in the red zone, the Falcons can probably win out. If they lose this game, we'll call it a great season and basically kiss the playoffs goodbye. This was one of the games I had us penciled in to lose a few short weeks ago, but our gutsy performance against the Bucs and a little injury-related luck have put me in a much better frame of mind.
Gonna be a tough one, either way. Thoughts?
Does the injury to Pat Williams improve the Falcons' chances?
The line got leaner and we just got meaner (69 votes)
Nope, we have just as good a chance as ever (14 votes)
Nope, we're screwed (34 votes)
117 total votes