There was a lot to like about the Atlanta Falcons’ Week 7 win over the Miami Dolphins. Offensively, it was the team’s best game of the season, and while the defense gave up plenty of passing yards, Dean Pees’ unit came through with big plays in key moments to close out the 30-28 victory.
Falcons linebacker Deion Jones looked like his old play-making self again, coming away with 15 tackles (11 solo), three TFL and one sack of Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa.
Jones’ big day earned him NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Deion Jones has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) October 27, 2021
Jones, 27, has been a consistent presence in the middle of Atlanta’s defense for the past five and a half seasons. At times, the lack of talent around him — mainly in the secondary and along the defensive line — has hurt his effectiveness. On Sunday, the speedy linebacker flew to the ball with confident aggression.
Watch as Jones catches Tagovailoa off guard by blitzing off the edge and taking him down for the sack.
Debo applying the pressure
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) October 24, 2021
For the season, Jones has 58 tackles (32 solo), two sacks, two QB hits, seven TFL and one pass defended in six games played.