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1. Sam Baker
Analysis: Baker had already drawn a holding penalty when he left the game early in the second quarter with an injury.
2. Justin Blalock
Analysis: The Falcons were only able to rush for 58 yards, even though Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork left the game with an injury in the first quarter. Atlanta's interior offensive linemen have to take a lot of the heat for that.
3. Peter Konz
Analysis: Konz had a nice block on one of Jason Snelling's short-yardage conversions, but he was beaten badly for a drive-killing sack when he overextended himself in a one-on-one situation. At the time of the sack, the Falcons were trying to answer a Patriots field goal that put them up 13-10 in the third quarter.
4. Garrett Reynolds
Analysis: Like Blalock, Reynolds' grade suffers because of Atlanta's inability to dominate the line of scrimmage with Vince Wilfork out of the game.
5. Jeremy Trueblood
Analysis: Trueblood missed a block that led to a tackle for a loss in the run game, and he also appeared to get away with at least one hold in pass protection.
6. Lamar Holmes
Analysis: Holmes continued his baptism by fire with another hot and cold outing. New England's coverage in the secondary made things tougher for him and Trueblood. While the Patriots didn't put up huge sack numbers, they blitzed Matt Ryan much more than Atlanta blitzed Tom Brady.