by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/9/13) The Falcons may not have pulled out a victory Week 14 at Green Bay, but their defense certainly isn't to blame.
The Falcons DST, which entered the day ranked dead last in standard Fantasy leagues, equaled a season high with five sacks, inlcuding 1 1/2 for both Paul Worrilow and Jonathan Massaquoi. It hadn't recorded more than three sacks since Week 5. It also had an interception returned for a touchdown by Paul Weatherspoon and a fumble recovery by Malliciah Goodman. The Packers' 22 points and 334 yards were the second-fewest the Falcons had allowed to a team all season.
Of course, the Falcons were facing an offense that had taken its lumps in recent weeks, but the same is true with the Redskins coming to town in Week 15.
Jonathan Massaquoi makes an impact
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/9/13) Falcons defensive lineman Jonathan Massaquoi, who entered the game with one sack all season, recorded 1 1/2 Week 14 at Green Bay. He finished with five tackles, including three solo.
Sean Weatherspoon scores first touchdown
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/9/13) Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon intercepted quarterback Matt Flynn just a little before halftime Week 14 at Green Bay and returned it 71 yards for his first career touchdown. The interception was just his second of his career.
Weatherspoon also had seven tackles, including four solo. He's averaging 6.8 tackles in four games since returning from a seven-game absence for a foot injury.
William Moore strips the ball again
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/9/13) Falcons defensive back William Moore, who forced a big fumble against the Bills last week, forced another, this time on a sack, Week 14 at Green Bay. He also had six tackles, including five solo.
The sack was Moore's second of the season. He's averaging 5.6 tackles in 13 games.
Paul Worrilow does more than just tackles
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/9/13) Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow continued to pile up tackles Week 14 at Green Bay, recording a team-high 12, seven solo. But he also contributed to the pass rush for once, recording the first 1 1/2 sacks of this career.
Worrilow, who didn't begin the season as a starter, is averaging 14.0 tackles in his last six games.