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Falcons vs Rams 2016: Who to watch as Falcons clash with Fisher's Rams

Who are we looking at closely this week in Los Angeles? Well, probably not Julio.

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The Falcons will try to get over a heartbreaking loss to Kansas City with what should be an easier challenge in Los Angeles.

Here's who we're watching in Week 14.

Taylor Gabriel, Wide Receiver

With Julio a game-time decision and Mohamed Sanu ruled out, Gabriel could head into Sunday as the Falcons' number one option in the passing game. These injuries couldn't have come at a better time for Atlanta, as Los Angeles has been absolutely fairly dreadful on the offensive side of the ball, hopefully making the Falcons' offense have less pressure to perform. Gabriel has been an explosive weapon for Matt Ryan as of late, and it'll be interesting to see how the team fares without two of its largest weapons.

Interior offensive line

We've said all year long just how valuable Alex Mack is to this offense, and how guards Andy Levitre and Chris Chester have been serviceable, if not stepped up their game since 2015. The Rams field one of, if not the best player in football at their defensive tackle position in Aaron Donald -- a man who could probably shut down an entire NFL offense by simply shouting. A good performance by this group here bodes well for the chances of a playoff push.

Jalen Collins, Cornerback

We mention Collins nearly every week in this series, but his progression is something to keep an eye on every single snap. Losing Trufant to IR is devastating to an Atlanta defense that already doesn't play very strong against the pass. For Atlanta's defense to get into a groove before playoff time, Collins will have to play a major part in it.

Who's on your radar?