FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - The Atlanta Falcons, who usually stress their running game, all but gave up on Michael Turner in the second half of last week's loss at Tampa Bay.
Turner says the best way to make sure he returns to the 100-yard form he showed the first two weeks is for Atlanta to have a better start on Sunday at Seattle.
The Falcons have been almost unbeatable when Turner has rushed for more than 100 yards. That's why some observers were surprised coach Mike Smith gave up on the run after falling behind in last week's 16-13 loss to the Buccaneers. Turner had only 20 yards rushing, including only four carries for 11 yards in the second half.