Atlanta Falcons: Top five players to watch vs Tampa Bay

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2) Lavonte David, MLB

Sep 27, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) reacts against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Lavonte David is an Atlanta Falcons’ killer, so you know he is one of the most important players to watch in the Buccaneers week 8 matchup with rival Atlanta. David is leading Tampa Bay in tackles, surprise, surprise and has a forced fumble on the year.

David will have his sights set on shutting down Devonta Freeman should he break through the initial defensive line. David will also have the hard task of stopping Freeman from catching passes in the middle of the field, something he has done a lot of in 2015.

David just may be the most underrated middle linebacker in the NFL, but the Falcons know exactly how good he is. They will be expecting him to bring it on Sunday.