Falcons Starters For Jets Game On Oct 7th
WR Roddy White – Caught three passes for 28 yards vs. New England (9/29). Has caught at least one pass in 104 straight games breaking WR Alfred Jenkins franchise record for the longest streak in team history.
LT Sam Baker – Protected QB Matt Ryan’s blindside and helped the quarterback record the 41st multi-touchdown game of his career vs. St. Louis (9/16).
LG Justin Blalock – Started at left guard and paved the way for a Falcons rushing attack that gained a season-high 146 yards on the ground at Miami (9/22).
C Peter Konz – Made his third career start at center and helped anchor and offense that gained a season-high 457 yards of total offense vs. New England (9/29).
RG Garrett Reynolds – Has started 17 of 31 career games in ﬁve seasons with the Falcons. Helped protect QB Matt Ryan as he threw for a career-high 421 yards vs. New England (9/29).
RT Lamar Holmes – Made his second career start vs. St. Louis (9/15). Blocked for a passing attack that gained 374 yards through the air.
TE Tony Gonzalez – Caught 12 passes for a career-high 149 yards with two touchdowns vs. New England (9/29). Has posted 31 100-yard games and 18 multi-touchdown games in
WR Harry Douglas – Posted ﬁve receptions for 68 yards (13.6 yards per reception), including a 40-yard long gain vs. New England (9/29).
WR Julio Jones – Recorded his third consecutive 100-yard game vs. New England (9/29). Caught six passes for 108 yards, including three receptions for 86 yards in the fourth quarter.
QB Matt Ryan – Threw for a career-high 421 yards, completing 34 of 54 (62.9 percent) passes with two touchdowns, one interception and a 91.7 passer rating vs. New England (9/29).
RB Steven Jackson – Scored his ﬁrst touchdown as a Falcon on an eight-yard touchdown pass from QB Matt Ryan vs. St. Louis (9/15). Has nine career touchdown catches which is tied for ﬁfth among active players.
FB Patrick DiMarco – Started at fullback and blocked for a rushing attack that totaled a season-high 146 yards at Miami (9/22).
RE Osi Umenyiora – Posted two sacks and a pair of forced fumbles at Miami (9/22), one of which led to a Falcons touchdown. Recorded his ﬁ rst career interception and returned the pick 68 yards for a touchdown vs. St. Louis (9/15).
DT Jonathan Babineaux – Recorded four total tackles (one solo) with six quarterback hits vs. New England (9/29).
DT Corey Peters – Logged ﬁve tackles (two solo) with one quarterback hit vs. New England (9/29).
LE Jonathan Massaquoi – Collarded two tackles (two solo) with one quarterback hit vs. St. Louis (9/15).
OLB Joplo Bartu – Posted nine tackles (two solo) in his third NFL start vs. New England (9/29).
MLB Akeem Dent – Posted his ﬁrst career sack at Miami (9/22). Finished the game with 1.5 sacks, ﬁve tackles (four solo), two quarterback hits, and one tackle for loss.
OLB Stephen Nicholas – Recovered an onside kick that led to a Falcons ﬁeld goal, allowing Atlanta to pull within one score vs. New England (9/29). Also added ﬁve tackles (three solo).
CB Desmond Trufant – Has recorded 20 tackles (16 solo) and four passes defensed in his ﬁrst four NFL starts at New Orleans (9/8), vs. St. Louis (9/15), at Miami (9/22), and vs. New England (9/29).
CB Robert McClain – Posted ﬁve total tackles (ﬁve solo) vs. New England (9/29). Notched his ﬁrst career sack at Miami (9/22).
CB Asante Samuel – Finished the 2012 season with interceptions in three straight games. Tallied 39 tackles (36 solo) with 19 passes defensed and ﬁve interceptions. Recorded his ﬁrst interception as a Falcon against Oakland (10/14) and returned the pick 79 yards for a touchdown.
S William Moore – Notched his ﬁrst interception of the season, picking off QB Ryan Tannehill in the third quarter. Since becoming a starter in 2010, Moore has totaled 12 interceptions, which ranks tied for third among all safeties.
S Thomas DeCoud – Notched a team-leading six interceptions, which ranked second in the NFL among safeties last season. Collared 89 tackles (69 solo) with nine passes defensed, three tackles for loss, one sack, and one fumble recovery.