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Falcons Defense Looking Re-Born Heading Into 49ers Game


It seems Atlanta's defensive problems are no longer the Achilles Heel for the team. When the Falcons host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday they will lead the league in interceptions (tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers).

Curtis Lofton, according to Mike Smith, is the reason the Falcons "D" has had a massive resurgence, AJC writer D. Orlando Ledbetter had the story.

"He is the quarterback of the defense in terms of making calls and making checks," Falcons coach Mike Smith said. "Our system relies heavily on making adjustments to things that happen from the time the team comes out of the huddle until the ball is snapped." 

If the Falcons are to win this coming Sunday expect Lofton and his defense to be a major reason why.

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