HANK’S HONEYS: In spite of a relatively high spread that jumped three points from the look-ahead line, we have to ride the Patriots here with all the momentum on their side. The Falcons have serious flaws on defense that the Pats can exploit and that starts with a huge mismatch in the trenches. The Atlanta D ranks 31st overall, 31st in third-down defense, 31st in yards per play and last in sacks. Already without Calvin Ridley, the Falcons are likely to be missing do-it-all running back Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle), who would have at least given the Patriots’ defense something to consider. We don’t look for the Falcons offense to get much going against this Patriot defense and with Bill Belichick likely to keep things on the ground once the lead is safe, the under looks solid.