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Falcons vs. Jaguars: Who was the offensive player of the game?

Ignore the 24 points. Atlanta dominated throughout.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Atlanta Falcons Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time in a long time, the Falcons managed to play an AFC team well in all four quarters and secure the win. The offense was efficient - if not particularly explosive - for most of the day. They did enough to bring home another win and extend the doubts as to whether Dan Quinn will be the head coach in 2020. Here are the players that helped make that happen on the offense.

Julio Jones

You have to imagine it’s incredibly hard for defensive coordinators to figure out how to stop this man. Even when you double and triple team him, he still finds a way to make you pay. Against the Jags, he pulled in 10 of his 15 targets for 10ths 166 yards. He was an absolute machine on Sunday.

Brian Hill

Yet again, Hill showed up as an incredibly #2 option in the running game. With 7 carries for 66 yards, his 9.4 average was the best of the day. Between him and Ito Smith, there’s reason to believe that Atlanta could move on from Freeman and still be okay at this position.

Devonta Freeman

On that note, Freeman decided he would also have another of his impressive days to confuse the situation at running back in 2020. With 13 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown and 9 receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown, Freeman reminded us why he got that big contract to begin with.

The offensive line

If there’s been a bright spot for the offense over the last several games, it’s been the improved play of the offensive line. In particular, the right side of the line has looked much improved since Christ Lindstrom took over at right guard. He and Kaleb McGary have looked far better and are an encouraging sign for the future.

Vote for your choice below:


Falcons vs. Jags: OPOG

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    Julio Jones
    (147 votes)
  • 3%
    Brian Hill
    (8 votes)
  • 4%
    Devonta Freeman
    (11 votes)
  • 31%
    The offensive line
    (76 votes)
242 votes total Vote Now