Mauger makes magical interception 

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Mauger makes magical interception 

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An NFL Football is on the field during an NFL preseason football game, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Falcons safety Quincy Mauger made a spectacular interception in the fourth quarter against the Steelers on Sunday at Heinz Field.

“What a great play by Jack Lynn going after him,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “It was a really good stop and then Mauger getting his hands right underneath it.” 

Lynn, an undrafted linebacker from Minnesota, flushed Pittsburgh quarterback Joshua Dobbs out of the pocket. Dobbs, who played at Tennessee and Alpharetta High, tried to flip a pass outside to a receiver.

But Mauger, who played at Georgia, swooped in and got both of his hands under the ball for the catch, which was upheld after a review. 

“Jack Lynn did a great job of getting the quarterback out of the pocket,” Mauger said. “Everybody on the back end did their job of plastering their man and being able to affect the quarterback by just sticking to their man. He just threw the ball up there.” 

Mauger didn’t think the catch was too difficult.

“We talk about the emphasis of the ball and getting everything,” Mauger said. “I made sure I brought it back in. We focus on those type of catches in practice. Day-in and day-out we keep focusing on making those type of catches. I was pretty easy in game-time.”

 

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