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Asante Samuel — A+
Samuel had himself quite a night, recording big hits all over the field en route to a seven-tackle night. While not known for his sound tackling, he turned heads against Denver with his sound tackling ability.
Samuel was also solid in coverage, but that is something we have all come to expect from the veteran.
Robert McClain — B
McClain received an opportunity to see some action after any injury allowed him to hit the field, and he made the most of it by intercepting Peyton Manning.
Dominique Franks — B
Franks was in no way spectacular on his lone punt return opportunity, but he shined when it mattered most with sound coverage and six tackles.
William Moore — A+
Moore was the highlight of the defensive unit for the Falcons Monday night, as he was simply all over the field making plays.
He finished the game with eight total tackles, a sack and an interception. It was a coming-out party for the young player, who made the most of the spotlight against an elite quarterback.
Thomas DeCoud — A
If Moore had a breakout game, DeCoud reinforced why he is one of the better young safeties in the game. He finished the game with five tackles and an interception.
Like Moore, DeCoud was all over the field making plays, and did just enough to allow Atlanta to hold off a late comeback from Manning and the Broncos.