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Atlanta Falcons Playmakers Lead The NFL In Key Stats

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Despite averaging less than 25 points per game over the last three seasons, some of the Atlanta Falcons key players lead the league in some of the most important stats in the NFL according to ProFootballFocus.com and the team website.

Running back Michael Turner was one of the league's best in earning yards after contact and third best over the last three seasons. The rating is based on a formula that includes carries, receptions, forced miss tackles and yards per carry after contact.

"Turner's mark of 2.9 yards per carry after contact leads the league over that time and the numbers both players have maintained despite the volume of touches is truly remarkable," Sam Monson of PFF.com wrote.

Wide receiver Roddy White was singled out as having the second-most targets in the NFL while tight end Tony Gonzalez's drop rate was third best at his position in the NFL.

For more on the 2012 Atlanta Falcons' Minicamp, check out The Falcoholic and SB Nation's NFL page.

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