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3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in Week 7 loss to Chargers

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NFL: San Diego Chargers at Atlanta Falcons Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons dropped to 4-3 after an inexplicable 33-30 overtime loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Whose stock rose and whose fell?

Up

Julio Jones

The man is an absolute monster. Jones caught nine passes for 174 yards and was largely the only threat on offense — especially once Tevin Coleman exited with a hamstring injury.

Vic Beasley

Add two more sacks and another force fumble for Beasley. He’s been much improved this season and has giving the Falcons a glimpse of a pass rush. Beasley’s at 6.5 sacks on the year.

Keanu Neal

I think it’s clear everyone who said Neal was a reach in the first round was wrong. He can cover and he hits like a two ton truck holding a trailer. Surely he’ll be one of the best strong safeties in the game in a couple of years.

Down

Ricardo Allen

The Falcons have to look to upgrade the free safety position in the offseason. Allen just isn’t quite there yet.

Chris Chester

I suspect Chester will appear here a lot as the season wears on. He had two penalties (holding, false start) and gave up a sack after failing to pick up a stunt. The 11th year veteran is the weak link on Atlanta’s offensive line.

Kyle Shanahan

Welcome back to everyone’s hate list, buddy. That fourth down play call was absolutely brutal.

Who’s up and who’s down for you?