Oft-maligned Atlanta Falcons DL Jamaal Anderson just turned in the best play of his NFL career, knocking the ball out of Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck’s hand as the quarterback toppled backwards in the end zone. Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux fell on the ball for the touchdown, trumping his brother Jordan’s earlier interception for the Seahawks.
Hat tip goes to Falcons punter Michael Koenen, who pinned the Hawks inside their own five with his first punt of the game.
Anderson has taken a lot of heat from Falcons fans over the years after being drafted in the first round — and getting first-round money. He didn’t get his first sack until the middle of his second season, and only has 4.5 almost four seasons in. He’s been switched to a part-time DT, though he also still plays some DE.
Also, this was also the first touchdown of Babineaux’s career, so we can stop bitching about his lack of scoring. Good vibes for Falcons defensive linemen all around!