Atlanta Falcons: 5 Players to Watch vs. Saints on TNF

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Oct 11, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) runs against Washington Redskins defensive back Will Blackmon (41) after a catch during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Redskins 25-19 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

44. . WR. UAB. Roddy White. 84. player

Roddy White hates the Saints. Who Dat Nation loathes Roddy White. Plain and simple. Roddy has talked a lot of trash over the years to the New Orleans Saints, but has backed it up most of the time. To Roddy White, the Atlanta Falcons’ games against the New Orleans Saints mean a little more.

White seems to have found a new role with the Atlanta Falcons’ receiving corps. Late in the fourth quarter against the Redskins, White was the go-to target of Matt Ryan in 3rd and 4th down situations. When the moments are the biggest, Roddy White still knows how to deliver.

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I think Roddy White catches one of Matt Ryan’s two touchdown passes. White will have his best game of the season, as Julio Jones will still need at least this week to get back to full strength, same with Leonard Hankerson. I like Roddy White to have 7 catches for 85 yards and one touchdown.

He won’t lead the team in yards, but maybe receptions. However, with the game on the line, Roddy White will become the emotional on-field leader the Atlanta Falcons will need to get over the top in the passing game. I can’t wait to see some more Ryan to Roddy magic late in the fourth quarter. Rise Up!

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