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Falcons vs. Saints: Who was the defensive player of the game?

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They sacked Brees six times. Six times!

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Going into this game, most Falcons fans expected the Saints offense to have their way on the field. There was absolutely zero confidence — including among the writers at this site — that the defense would be able to stop Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas from scoring at will.

That’s why the nine-points-allowed, six-sack performance is so stunning. Let’s take a look at the guys who made the biggest impact on Sunday.

Grady Jarrett

Yes, his name is literally on this list every single week, but it’s for good reason. This guy is easily the best defensive player on the team right now and he absolutely wrecked the interior of the Saints’ very good offensive line. He ended up with 2.5 sacks on the day, and as usual, was a constant feature in the backfield. Worth. Every. Penny.

Vic Beasley

It’s been a really long time since we’ve had something good to say about this guy, so let’s enjoy it while it lasts. Vic was also generating more pressure than usual and ended up with 1.5 sacks on the day.

De’Vondre Campbell

Campbell has gotten a lot of heat from fans this year as his level of play has seemingly fallen off considerably. Yet, it was his first sack of the game on a critical third down that kicked off the “hit Drew Brees” festivities. He has the potential to be so much better than he has been in 2019 and this game reminded us of that.

Foye Oluokun

Don’t look now, but Foye is finally getting more snaps. What did he do with them? He led the team in tackles and had a strong game overall. He’s been one of our better linebackers this year and he’s a big reason why Campbell is probably in his last year with Atlanta.

Vote in our poll below!

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Falcons vs. Saints: DPOG

This poll is closed

  • 91%
    Grady Jarrett
    (370 votes)
  • 3%
    Vic Beasley
    (13 votes)
  • 1%
    De’Vondre Campbell
    (7 votes)
  • 3%
    Foye Oluokun
    (14 votes)
404 votes total Vote Now