3 Reasons the Atlanta Falcons will upset San Francisco in week six
By Nick Halden
3. Grady Jarrett
Three weeks in a row Grady Jarrett has made either a game-changing or a game-winning play late in the fourth quarter. He is playing at an all-time level when it comes to both his career and the ability to make a play in the clutch.
Jarrett has made plays against Geno Smith, Jacoby Brissett, and Tom Brady sacking all three quarterbacks with the game on the line. While the play against Tom Brady might have been wiped away it remains as a clean sack and a play that should have been added to a list of what Grady has accomplished so far this season.
Geno and Brady have objectively both been far better quarterbacks than Jimmy this season. Smith uses his legs to escape trouble and keep out of late sacks, while Brady does Tom Brady things with a quick release and finding ways to move the pocket.
The point here is the degree of difficulty for Jarrett facing Jimmy G. against a banged-up San Francisco offense certainly decreases and is going to give him a chance to force Jimmy to make the game-changing mistake or to do what he has done three weeks in a row and come up with a clutch sack that gives the Falcons a chance to win.