What To Watch For: Atlanta Falcons-Jaguars Preseason Game 4

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 01: Brandon Allen
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 01: Brandon Allen /

The fourth Preseason Game is all about seeing who is going to fill out those last few roster spots. Here is what to watch for in the Atlanta Falcons last game.

On Thursday, the Atlanta Falcons will close out the 2017 Preseason against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Even though they starters will probably see no playing time, there is still plenty to watch out for in this final Preseason game.

Here’s what to look out for:

WR Battle:

The Falcons will have a lot of tough roster decisions to make on Friday and some will argue that toughest cuts will come at the wide receiver position. Undrafted free agent, Reggie Davis, has been impressive this Preseason with his big play ability and explosive speed. Marvin Hall has been solid and Josh Magee played well Saturday, scoring on a 57-yard touchdown, the first Falcon touchdown in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

With all of these players set to see meaningful playing time Thursday night, we may finally know who will be the last man standing in this tight wide receiver battle.

Will the Jack A-Takk shine again?:

Although the Falcons didn’t play their best game on Saturday, and which certainly isn’t anything to panic about either, the play of rookie defensive end Takkarist McKinley and defensive end/tackle Jack Crawford is something Falcons fans should be thrilled about. Both were disruptive forces on the field against the Cardinals, with Crawford recording fout tackles and a sack.

McKinely added a fumble recovery and was wreaking havoc every time he saw playing action. It will be interesting to see if both can keep up their fantastic play against Jacksonville. If so, it gives this youthful defensive line all the confidence in the world heading into their first regular season game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago.

Can the Falcons close out the preseason strong?:

“It’s time to Panic!”, “Super Bowl Hangover is real!” These are just some of the many tweets I saw from Falcons fans this week. In the words of a famous Green Bay Packers Quarterback, R-E-L-A-X. These Falcons are going to be fine. However, the backups have had a hard time finishing  games this preseason.

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Do these men, who are on the bubble, have that one solid game in them to pull out a victory against the Jaguars? We will soon find out Thursday night.