After a thrilling comeback win led by Matt Ryan against Miami, you can point to his favorite target and firmly say he was one of the biggest reasons the Falcons came away with a win on Sunday. Fourth overall pick Kyle Pitts looks to finally be breaking out as the superstar Falcons fans knew he could be:

With Julio Jones no longer in Atlanta, getting a primary playmaker in the receiving game was a top priority for the Falcons. Pitts wasn’t really involved much for the first four games, but he’s showing that he’s the true X-Factor that he was coming out of the draft. His emergence has allowed Calvin Ridley to do what he does best, and Pitts has opened up the downfield passing game that’s allowing Arthur Smith to take the top off of opposing defenses. When Pitts starts getting more involved in the red zone, watch out because this Falcons offense will get even more dangerous.

This article first appeared on SportsTalkATL and was syndicated with permission.

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