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Five Reasons the Atlanta Falcons won’t win the NFC South

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2. Struggle Running the Ball

Dec 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) stiff arms Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis (58) on a run in the first half at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Some say that running back Steven Jackson has one more good year left in him before he retires. He flashed that talent that was on display in St. Louis for so many years, but I think his time is over. He’ll play well for a few games and then struggle along with the Falcons meager running attack. Jacquizz Rodgers is essentially a screen back that won’t factor into the Falcons running attack. Hopes are hung on rookie Davonta Freeman to help revitalize their 32nd ranked rushing attack.

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