One Falcon To Watch: Michael Turner

Who else could it be?

For those with short term memory issues, I'll remind you that Turner exploded for 139 yards against the Panthers the last time out, driving the Falcons offense and bludgeoning the Panthers like a human mace. It was awesome.

Though a nagging groin injury has him listed as probable for the weekend, Turner remains an excellent bet to go over 100 yards and pace the Falcons' drives again. No matter how messed up his groin might be, Mike Mularkey will give him the ball 20+ times and count on him to open things up for the passing game, so he'll get his workload. Given the weakness of the Panthers' run defense, this is basically a lock.

The Falcons will attack the line with him all day long, mixing in Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling as needed to trip up the defense or just give Turner a breather. When all's said and done, though, I'm betting he'll be the game's most valuable player for Atlanta.

Who's your pick for the player to watch?

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