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The Falcons are losing, but at least they’re tackling the crap out of the Cardinals

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NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons have turned in a disappointing preseason effort in their first game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, at least to this point, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been highlights. Among them: This defense lighting up hapless Cardinals en route to tackles for loss, forced fumbles, and the slow erosion of the human soul.

These GIFs come courtesy of our friends from Rise Up Reader, so be sure to lightly applaud for them when you have the chance. Let’s get to it.

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Here’s new addition Jack Crawford, who looked very good, with a nice tackle for loss. Crawford has shown the kind of physicality Dan Quinn loves thus far, and probably will find his way into a significant role.

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Here’s Deion Jones showing his trademark alarming, otherworldly speed to come up with a tackle for loss.

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Here’s Keanu Neal destroying Chris Johnson and forcing a fumble that Duke Riley subsequently picks up. Oooo, that’s pretty.

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Jack Crawford with the hit, Takkarist McKinley with the pickup. Oooo baby.

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Finally, here’s Takk, doing the Takk things we hope to see him doing for years to come. I love that man.