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Falcons vs Buccaneers: Vote for your defensive player of the game

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The defense wasn’t a complete disaster. Progress!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

For the first time in decades, the Falcons defense did not give up more than 30 points (29 does count). In what will probably be a theme for this season, the defense won the narrow turnover battle and that ultimately made the difference in this game, since they mostly seemed incapable of stopping anything otherwise. Here are your potential DPOG candidates.

Damontae Kazee

For the third straight week, Kazee picked off another ball - this time on a poorly thrown pass by Jameis Winston. In a season where the team has been decimated by injuries, Kazee has been a bright spot on the defense. His future on this roster looks incredibly bright.

Jack Crawford

With Grady Jarrett out, it was critical for Crawford to deliver in the middle. He definitely did that, delivering a key sack in the game and generating pressure up the middle on several other plays. He’s beginning to live up to the potential we thought he’d have as a pass rusher on the inside.

Some other rando

I’ll be honest, I couldn’t think of anyone else that really stood out on this defense. Let me know what random player you think belongs here.

Poll

Falcons vs Bucs: defensive player of the game

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    Damontae Kazee
    (249 votes)
  • 17%
    Jack Crawford
    (56 votes)
  • 6%
    Some other rando
    (20 votes)
325 votes total Vote Now