4 Atlanta Falcons the Las Vegas Raiders should worry about in Week 12
Defense, Deion Jones and Grady Jarrett
The Falcons do not have a great defense, and that is putting it lightly, but there are players that the Raiders need to be aware of at all times. One is linebacker Deion Jones, who currently leads the team in sacks with 3.5, and has five passes defended and one interception this season.
A speedy linebacker, Jones is also third on the team in tackles and should factor big time in terms of coverage on Sunday. However, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is playing at an MVP level right now, and against this Falcons pass defense, he should be in for one of his more productive games of the season, even with a talent like Jones on the other side of the ball.
The No. 2 player in terms of sacks on the Falcons defense is defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, who can be an absolute menace in the backfield, and already has 15 quarterback hits this season. He is a monster in the middle for the Falcons, so the Raiders need to make sure he is accounted for, especially if they plan to run Josh Jacobs through the tackles.