Atlanta Falcons: Four players who need to improve against Titans

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Oct 15, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn in the first quarter of their game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a strong start to the season for the Atlanta Falcons, racing to a 5-0 start before dropping their first game of the season to the New Orleans Saints. And while a number of players have stepped up and made big impacts in a positive way, who needs to improve moving forward?

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One of the biggest surprises for Atlanta has been the play of second-year running back Devonta Freeman. Freeman spent his rookie year as a backup to Steven Jackson, and began this season behind rookie Tevin Coleman. But when Coleman went down with a ribs injury, Freeman made the most of his opportunity and then some. After piling on 505 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on the season, he’s become a reliable force in the backfield.

But who needs to step up as we move close to the midpoint of the season? There are some players who have struggled to play well consistently, and here are four who must improve.

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