A long plane ride to Oakland looms later today for the Falcons who are heading out west to play the Raiders Sunday. Julio Jones has been limited in practice this week with an ankle injury, but he proclaimed himself ready to play Thursday, Hugh said “I like how confident Julio sounds when he speaks, he’s not arrogant but he’s confident and that’s what you want.” Mohammed Sanu and Devondre Campbell were also limited in Thursday’s practice while Brooks Reed and Keanu Neal did not practice at all.
Week two of the NFL season started Thursday night with the Jets holding off the Bills 37-31. Matt Forte rushed for a hundred yards and three touchdowns. That’s the Jets first win of the season… the Bills are out to an oh and two start.
In college football Thursday night sixth ranked Houston survived a scare from Cincinnati before pulling away for a 40-16 win, the Cougars got two pick-sixes in the final quarter to put the game away.