Harry Douglas stepping up big for Falcons

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The Falcons are depleted at the receiver position, but Harry Douglas helped ease the pain with a big first half.

The Atlanta Falcons entered Sunday's game with huge holes at the wide receiver position. Julio Jones was already lost for the year with a foot injury, and Roddy White was ruled out with hamstring and ankle issues. That left it down to Harry Douglas as the No. 1 receiver, but he's making the most of his opportunity against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

At halftime, Douglas is shredding the Buccaneers' defense, recording six catches for 140 yards and a touchdown. His big first half was highlighted by a 37-yard score, in which he broke wide open and made an easy catch from Matt Ryan.

Douglas has spent several years serving as Atlanta's No. 3 receiver behind Jones and White, and has never had a real chance to step up until this week. He may not continue this torrid pace with the Falcons nursing a 24-10 lead, but they are sure to be pleased with his efforts on Sunday.

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