Who do the Falcons need to slow down on the Texans?

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5) Brian Cushing

Sep 13, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing (56) attempts to tackle Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (34) during the game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Cushing is one of the best middle linebackers in the NFL. Cushing has 22 tackles on the year and will be one of the top players that the Atlanta Falcons will need to stop in order to win. Cushing will be looking to shut down the Falcons’ run game and will also provide the Texans with a solid pass rush.