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Undefeated after five weeks

There are two undefeated teams remaining after five weeks of football. The Atlanta Falcons and the Houston Texans. One team has a great offense and a good defense, while the other team has a good offense and a great defense.

The Atlanta Falcons offense is averaging 29 points per game, while passing for an average of 281 yards which leaves the opposing team’s secondary always preparing for a pass. Despite a mediocre run attack, the Falcons manage to pass successfully. Matt Ryan is surely to thank for the passing yards, having thrown for over 1,500 yards, 13 touchdowns and only 3 intercptions. There are other stars on the offense that have contributed to this success, Julio Jones and Roddy White are two names that come to mind. Tony Gonzalez has also continued to step up big despite saying this would be his final season. Even Michael Turner has surprised people by stepping up to help his team amass an average of 94 total rushing yards a game.

The Falcons defense has done it’s share of hard work so far this year, holding opponents to an average of 18 points and 203 passing yards a game. The numbers don’t lie for the Falcons defense with 13 sacks, 9 interceptions and 5 fumble recoveries. As long as the offense and defense continue to compliment each other, this team will see the benefits deep into the postseason.

The Houston Texans offense is averaging 29 points a game much like the Falcons, however the Texans also average 143 rushing yards a game which wears down the opposing defense and opens up the number of plays available. Arian Foster is definately one person that can be thanked for the rushing success in Houston. Matt Schaub has done a particularly good job getting back into the stride of things after his injury last year, having Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels to throw the ball to can’t hurt I’m sure.

The Texans defense has been one of the defenses to beat this year, holding opponents to an average of just 14 points and 275 total yards a game. The Texans defense also a few impressive numbers of their own, with 16 sacks, 7 interceptions, 4 fumble recoveries and 2 touchdowns. To say this defense is the real deal is an understatement. If the offense can continue to run the ball well, this defense should be able to maintain it’s motor well into the postseason.

There are only two questions remaining about these teams. Will they lose this year? Who will lose first? The joy of being the best.

  1. jumpingpolarbear
    October 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Will be interesting to see how long they can go without a loss!

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