Atlanta Falcons: Five reasons why they are an elite team

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2) Much improved front seven

The Atlanta Falcons’ front seven played out of their mind’s against the Eagles which came as a big shock to the nation, but not to the team itself. The Falcons were sporting five new starters, but more importantly the depth of the front seven stood out the most.

The Falcons had great games from the likes of linebackers O’Brien Schofield and Justin Durant, both of which are new to the Falcons and also saw a lot of good impact from Adrian Clayborn, Ra’shede Hageman, Grady Jarrett and Vic Beasley Jr.

Out of everyone on the front seven, the MVP award for week one goes to Paul Worrilow. Worrilow was credited with the crucial third down stop that led to a Cody Parkey missed field goal to win the game for the Falcons. If you don’t go with Worrilow, Schofield would get the nod in my opinion. Schofield, who is filling in for injured Brooks Reed had a very good game, especially in the first half.

The Front seven was credited with a ton of QB hits and applied enough pressure to force two interceptions as well. The front seven also held the Eagles to a measly 63 rushing yards and only nine yards to DeMarco Murray. That is absolutely outstanding.

Great things are going to come from this front seven in 2015.