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Falcons vs Redskins: Vote for the defensive player of the game

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We only gave up 14 points? Nice!

Atlanta Falcons v Washington Redskins Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

For the second straight game, the Falcons defense managed to hold an opponent under 24 points. In a season where half our best players are sitting at home, that’s an accomplishment in itself. Several names stood out on defense today and all are deserving for consideration as the defensive player of the game.

Grady Jarrett

While the numbers on the page won’t jump off the page (3 tackles, 1 sack), it’s clear that Jarrett’s impact has been felt on this defense. In the two games he’s been back on the field, the Falcons have held two of the best running backs of the year to under 50 yards rushing each. Grady deserves the recognition he gets each week. It’s time for him to get paid, too.

Damontae Kazee

Another week, another interception. Kazee is the kind of ball hawk we hoped he would be, netting his fourth interception on Sunday. In his first year starting, he’s been an absolute revelation and is easily one of the best mid-round picks this front-office has found in recent years (joining the name right above him).

Jack Crawford

Crawford has really come alive in recent weeks, and he added an additional 2 sacks to the 2.5 he already had on the year. As a nickel DT, he’s everything we need him to be.

Foye Oluokun

The rookie LB has taken some lumps this year, but his improvement has been easy to see. He played well in coverage and against the run on Sunday and if this continues, he could challenge for a starting role even after Deion Jones returns. He’s one of the team’s most solid tacklers already.

Vote for your defensive player of the game in our poll below.

Poll

Falcons vs Redskins: defensive player of the game

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Grady Jarrett
    (275 votes)
  • 32%
    Damontae Kazee
    (221 votes)
  • 13%
    Jack Crawford
    (93 votes)
  • 13%
    Foye Oluokun
    (91 votes)
680 votes total Vote Now