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Get ready for Falcons vs. Steelers with ‘Thursday Night Kickoff’ on FOX 5 Atlanta

How can this defense slow down the Steelers offense? Tune in for some great ideas.

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There’s so much going on Thursday night. We’ve got the Colts and Patriots on Thursday Night Football. The Atlanta Braves face the Dodgers in postseason action. Oh, and yours truly will be back on FOX 5 Atlanta with Jeanna’s Mailbag on Thursday Night Kickoff starting at 7 p.m. ET.

Last week we asked fans what the Falcons can do to keep the injury bug at bay. Well, they didn’t listen to any of our suggestions, and now Grady Jarrett is out this week with an ankle injury. This week we went to Falcons Twitter to ask how the Falcons can slow down the Steelers’ offensive attack.

Le’Veon Bell is still holding out, thank goodness. But the Steelers still have plenty of talent on that side of the ball, and the Falcons defense is ... well, I don’t have to explain it to you.

We only have time to share a few responses on the air, so (spoiler alert) here are some of the most clever ones you won’t see on TV tonight —and you can see those below.

I’m not going to lie — I had to Google this because I thought Dave was just throwing around some made-up word to mess with me. Instead, this is actually a weapon of defense “that served to slow the advance of horses, war elephants, and human troops,” per Wikipedia. It could work!

Beaver-related strategies are always good.

Iron City Light would not be the best for hydration or functional play. I like it.

Wouldn’t this theoretically eliminate half the Falcons’ roster, too?

CC: Dan Quinn.

Anybody have a spare steel curtain laying around?

When all else fails ...

There you go.

I will include any tweet with a The Good Place gif.

What’s Bane up to these days?

Unless it’s the actual Gritz Blitz players, I don’t know.


He’d be an upgrade.

He also might be an upgrade, even on crutches.

Go Braves.

I hate to rain on this particular parade, but Juju got his driver’s license last year.

That’s the spirit.

Topical and accurate.

A Saints fan weighed in.

There’s an idea!

Well, there goes that idea.

There’s not much optimism around here these days.

Maybe we should just go with an old standby — thoughts and prayers.

And this is always an option.

Tune in Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET on FOX 5 for more, and let us know in the comments how you think the Falcons can slow down the Steelers offense.