What the ‘big field’ game looks like for the NFC East, and who’s in it?
The NFC East is playing an interesting game.
The divisional playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks is a prime example of what’s possible.
But the matchup will likely come down to the division’s best player in the division.
If the Falcons’ Devonta Freeman leads the way in terms of rushing yards (8,097), touchdowns (8), rushing yards per game (9.6), rushing touchdowns per game, and touchdowns per play (3.8), he could take the NFC South crown with a victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Freeman has been playing well, averaging 8.7 yards per carry and rushing for more than 300 yards per contest in each of his last four games.
He has had a strong run game as well, ranking third in the league in rushing yards with 678.5 per game.
He’s not the only Falcons player who could make a run, as the team has another wide receiver with a big game in Julio Jones (13 catches, 464 yards, seven touchdowns).
If the Seahawks and 49ers play well, the Falcons will likely win the division by one game.
But if the Falcons and Saints are able to come away with a win, the division could be split.