Atlanta Falcons: Four players whose stock has risen after Eagles win

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Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) congratulates Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) following the game as the Falcons defeated the Eagles 26-24 at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The work is only just beginning for the rebuilding Atlanta Falcons, who knocked off the eye-pleasing Eagles in impressive fashion under the bright lights of Monday Night Football. But there were plenty of positives to take forward into what appears to be the toughest stretch on the 2015 schedule.

Opening against a fast-paced, scheme-happy offense was always going to present challenges, and the Falcons seemingly couldn’t make a stop for much of the second half. But when it mattered, in crunch time, Dan Quinn’s rejuvenated unit came through. The 2014 rushing champion DeMarco Murray was shutdown, although he did find the end zone twice. Last season, Murray averaged 115 yards rushing per game; against Atlanta, he just nine.

Which Falcons stood out? Whose stock has risen after one game of the regular season? Here’s four.

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