3 Atlanta Falcons that must step up in against San Francisco
2. The magic must continue for the Atlanta Falcons best player this season, Cordarrelle Patterson
Cordarrelle Patterson has easily been Atlanta’s best player this season. It doesn’t matter where he lines up or how he gets the football when he touches it you know something good is about to happen. Whether it is a clutch touchdown catch or a short-yardage run for a key first down Atlanta has counted on Patterson to help fuel their offense.
The magic must continue on Sunday if Atlanta wants a chance of an upset. They need to scheme to put the ball in Patterson’s hands as much as possible whether that is at the running back or receiver position.
San Francisco doesn’t have the personnel to slow Patterson down. Ideally, Atlanta will use Patterson out of the backfield primarily with Mike Davis and establish the run as they have the last three weeks.
It doesn’t matter where he lines up as long as Atlanta feeds him the football consistently. If they don’t they have no chance in this game and this game will quickly turn into a blowout. That is how key Patterson is in an offense struggling to find big plays from their underwhelming options.