Atlanta Falcons: 5 players who must step up to beat the Panthers

Based on matchups, here are five players that must step up if the Atlanta Falcons want to beat the Panthers in week one
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3. Tyler Allgeier, RB

The Atlanta Falcons may have to rely on their physicality to beat the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

The Panthers have some big boys up front with Shy Tuttle and Derrick Brown. Then they have a couple of solid, athletic linebackers with Frankie Luvu and Shaq Thompson. The Falcons might just have to run through some Panthers.

Bijan Robinson will certainly have a big role but don't be surprised if Tyler Allgeier ends up with the most carries just because of matchups and it being Bijan's first game.

Allgeier has that ability to push for a few extra yards on every rush and that may end up being the key to the game against a physical Panthers defense.