Atlanta Falcons: 3 up, 3 down in narrow loss to the Saints
↑ Tyler Allgeier ↑
Surely you couldn’t see this one coming, could you? The Atlanta Falcons have a rising star at the running back position, their fifth-round draft pick out of BYU.
Tyler Allgeier absolutely mauled the Saints as he ran for 139 yards on just 17 carries, while also taking one into the end zone for a touchdown. He is everything the Falcons hoped for when they drafted him as he is big, strong, and angry.
He has only been getting better and better every week and has taken carries away from Cordarrelle Patterson. You cannot go wrong with either of them in the backfield.
↓ Olamide Zaccheaus ↓
Olamide Zaccheaus was on the field for the Falcons for a total of 60 snaps and you could have mistaken it for three snaps. Desmond Ridder could be here too, but he was playing in his first game with a receiver in OZ that he clearly does not have chemistry with.
Zaccheaus was Mariota’s favorite target but in the first game without Mariota, it seemed like he wasn’t on the field for more than ten snaps.