Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  By STAN McNEAL  |  Last updated 9/12/13
ST. LOUIS -- Steven Jackson left the Rams on good terms says his old coach. Steven Jackson has fit in great with the Falcons says his new coach. Steven Jackson still is one of the top running backs in the NFL says former teammate Chris Long. Steven Jackson should be a Hall of Famer says former teammate James Laurinaitis. With so much talk about Steven Jackson this and Steven Jackson that, you'd think he would be the pivotal player in Sunday's Rams-Falcons contest at the Georgia Dome. But he won't be. The key man in this game will be the same guy who is key to every Falcons game. Quarterback Matt Ryan, of course. The Falcons almost reached the Super Bowl because of Ryan's passing, not anyone's rushing. Atlanta finished fifth in passing yards and 29th in rushing yards last year. While Jackson was brought in to boost Atlanta's ground game, his arrival isn't why the Falcons are considered a top-five team. They're an elite team because they have an elite quarterback throwing to an ...
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