Atlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers: Full game preview

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Nov 1, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Justin Hardy (16) runs after a catch as Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Kwon Alexander (58) defends in the third quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. The Buccaneers won 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Who to watch

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan needs to cut out the errors in his game. Two of the Falcons’ four turnovers against the Bucs weren’t his fault, but two were inexcusable mistakes on his part. First, he stared down his receiver before throwing into traffic and was picked off.

The next was a fumbled handoff to Devonta Freeman. It doesn’t matter who you play, make those mistakes and you put your team at a major disadvantage.

Jalen Collins

Jalen Collins will have an expanded role in the Falcons secondary with the injuries to Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant. Trufant should be able to play, but Alford is out. How will the rookie hold up?

Justin Hardy

With Leonard Hankerson out for the second week in a row, rookie Justin Hardy will again get an opportunity to show what he can do. Last week he made two catches for 21 yards. He could play a key role on Sunday.