The 5 Best Plays
Every year, a handful of plays stick with a team and even define their season. Just think back to Dez Bryant’s “catch” in the playoffs a few years ago. That play stuck with that team, and unfortunately for the Cowboys, defined their season.
This season, the Atlanta Falcons have had their fair share of amazing plays that could end up defining their season. Let’s take a look at the 5 best in my opinion.
1. Julio Jones’ long touchdown to cap a historic afternoon
In a game against the reigning NFC Champion Panthers, Julio Jones had the game of his life. Catching 12 passes for 300 (!!!) yards while leading the Falcons to victory.
This catch and run was a microcosm of how that game played out, and was the nail in the coffin, putting Carolina away for good with less than 2 minutes remaining.
2. Rookie Deion Jones makes a huge play in his homecoming
Anytime the Falcons play the Saints, it’s a big deal. The matchup earlier this season was made even bigger because it was the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and a homecoming for Atlanta rookie, Deion Jones.
Jones comes away with the tipped pass and takes it to the house in his return to New Orleans, his hometown. He has had a stellar rookie campaign, and this play will be on his highlight reel for a long time to come.
3. Mohamed Sanu finds the end zone to squeeze by Green Bay
Facing a 3-game losing streak in the face, the Falcons hosted the Green Bay Packers in Week 8. In a shootout that would make Clint Eastwood proud, Atlanta came out on top 33-32.
That would not have been the case if it weren’t for this game-winning touchdown to Mohamed Sanu in the final minute.
4. Julio Jones aka the Ballerina
There’s just something about paying the Bucs on Thursday night. The Falcons just seem to take those games more personal than others, and proceed to crush their division rivals.
Julio Jones shows off in this play with a beautiful toe-tap touchdown to continue the thrashing of Tampa Bay.
5. Two rookie Falcons showing what the future could be like
Our last play is one I feel is underrated. Yes it came from the dissapointing home loss to the Chargers, but this is a play that could define Atlanta’s future.
Rookie safety Keanu Neal lays a massive hit and in turn causes the interception for other rookie, Deion Jones. If these young players are making plays like this early in their careers, just think what they could do in the future.