Trufant has taken on the task lately of trying to shut down No. 1 receivers. He matched up against Carolina's Kelvin Benjamin last week.
Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan understands the need to focus on Gordon. "He's a very explosive player," Nolan said. "He's one of the top receivers in the league without question. Big. Strong. Fast. He's a very commanding player at the position."
Pro Football Focus ranks Trufant as the fourth-best cornerback in the NFL this season.
Moore also recorded a fumble in the game, but Trufant had two more tackles, finishing with seven, three solo. Moore had five, three solo.
Trufant is dealing with a thigh injury. He was limited in practice Wednesday, but was able to fully participate in practice Thursday and Friday.
Trufant is dealing with a thigh injury. After practicing on a limited basis Wednesday, he was able to improve to full practice both Thursday and Friday.
Trufant finished with five tackles, including four solo. Alford finished with two tackles, including one solo.
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