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ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 13:  Harry Douglas #83 of the Atlanta Falcons pulls in this reception against the New Orleans Saints at Georgia Dome on November 13, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 13: Harry Douglas #83 of the Atlanta Falcons pulls in this reception against the New Orleans Saints at Georgia Dome on November 13, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Nothing in sports is sweeter than the story of the comeback.

It's probably unfair to say that Harry Douglas has fulfilled that time-tested narrative after one very good game. When you look at his career thus far—a promising rookie season, two years lost to injuries and ineffectiveness—it's hard not to buy in to that. Particularly after Sunday.

For those hiding under a rock during the Saints game, here's what happened: Harry Douglas started off with a few catches in the first half and made one mistake, juking back behind the first down marker after catching the ball on it. That's an inauspicious start to the game, but things quickly got better for HD Digital after Julio Jones left the game with an injury.

As the only healthy, effective wide receiver left, Douglas simply abused the Saints' secondary. He used his crazy wheels to continually get open, including a stretch late in the game where he got open multiple times over the middle. He eventually ended up accounting for 133 yards on eight receptions, the best individual performance of the game and what we can all hope is a breakout game for Douglas. 

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