Atlanta Falcons: 3 Players whose stock dropped in Week 6 loss

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After losing for the second game in a row in Week 6 to the Miami Dolphins we look at three Atlanta Falcons players who saw their stock take a fall.

It was a tough game to watch for Atlanta Falcons fans. The first half saw them jump out to a 17-0 lead, but then they just never came out from the locker room at the half. The Falcons then allowed the Miami Dolphins to reel off 20-second half points to get the win.

After such a letdown, there’s a lot of blame to go around. The play calling was suspect for sure as running back Devonta Freeman was given the ball for just nine carries. New offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has seemed over his head, and it’s really becoming a problem.

Defensively there were issues too. The Falcons missed way too many tackles. They also had some killer penalties.

Following all that, here are the three players for the Falcons who saw their stock drop in their second loss on the season.

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3. Robert Alford, CB

One of the big plays to turn the game came thanks to a deep pass from Jay Cutler, as he simply took a shot for wide receiver Jakeem Grant. The ball was poorly thrown and should have been picked by Ricardo Allen, but he dropped it despite it being in his bread basket.

Regardless, the play was a third-and-nine and Atlanta should have forced a punt with a 17-0 lead. That didn’t happen though as there was yellow flying thanks to corner Robert Alford. The cornerback was called for a pass interference on the play, which gave Miami 26 yards for free.

That led to the first touchdown of the game for Miami, and was huge in swinging the momentum their way.