One Falcon To Watch: Ray Edwards

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 20: Ray Edwards #93 of the Atlanta Falcons adjusts his helmet against the Tennessee Titans at Georgia Dome on November 20, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

It couldn't be anyone else. 

The Falcons will bring a lot of firepower to bear on the Vikings, but this is Ray Edwards' game. He's a former Viking who has quietly been pretty good for the Falcons, but hasn't received much recognition for that. As I mentioned yesterday, having the guy who replaced him manage way more sacks has to rankle the competitive Edwards.

So I fully expect him to come amped up and make a difference in this one. The Vikings do not have a dominant offensive line by any stretch of the imagination, and Edwards has shown he's capable of getting after the passer when the matchup is right. Pair that with Christian Ponder's inexperience and he has the potential to have a great game.

Of course, the Vikings will want to avoid that, so they will undoubtedly work hard to put a stop to Edwards on the warpath. It ought to be a fun battle in the trenches to watch, at any rate. 

So keep a close eye on Edwards. Who is your choice for a Falcon to watch? 

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