For the second straight week, the Falcons defense turned in a dismal performance that squandered a fantastic performance from the offense. It’s been a frustrating couple of weeks, but some players did stand out for individual plays they made.
Filling in for a veteran like Ricardo Allen was never going to be easy, but Kazee may be adjusting better than most. His interception was one of the few turnovers in the season for the Falcons and it stopped at least one Bengals drive from ending in a touchdown.
McKinley was a human wrecking ball, racking up 3 sacks against thean overmatched right side of the Bengals offensive line. The team needed more from the pass rush and Takk took that as a personal challenge. He more than lived up to what the team needed him to do, and hopefully will keep doing so.
Beasley may not have registered an official sack (stupid refs), but he was far more disruptive today than he’s been all season. It was a step in the right direction for the fourth year pass rusher.
Yeah, if you’re not inspired to vote for anyone, I don’t blame you. Making a few plays throughout a game in which you give up 37 points is not something to brag about. Ugh.
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