In the divisional matchup between the Bucs and Falcons, both teams will look to get on track. But who will be missing for both sides?
The Atlanta Falcons are sitting at 1-3 and already have as many losses in four games as they did all of last season. Poor play and unnecessary mistakes have really plagued the team, and they’re hoping that some recent injuries don’t make it worse.
This is one of those good news/bad news for Falcons Nation. The good news is that only one Atlanta defensive player is listed on this week’s injury report. The bad news is that of the seven other players, six of them are offensive starters.
Normally Falcons wide receivers Harry Douglas and Drew Davis don’t get a lot of recognition because they back up Julio Jones and Roddy White. With both starting wide receivers Jones and White listed as questionable, Douglas and Davis might have to work overtime against St. Louis.
What do you do when two members of your defensive line may not play in the one game that needs to be won to head to the Super Bowl?
Specifically, the secondary of Atlanta will be the most shallow. With two starting secondary players, this may be the game where Atlanta seed how deep their defense truly is.
While whoever came up with the famous “Time heals all wounds” quote probably wasn’t thinking about the Atlanta Falcons. Still, that doesn’t mean the saying doesn’t apply. With a double-digit number of players listed on the last several injury reports, the ten days off meant fewer than five would be listed this week.
With less than four days after their win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Atlanta Falcons must suit up and face another divisional foe. The question remains if the shortened work week will mean more injuries for either team.
Depth of a sports team is always important. You never know which star players are going to have to come out of the game. For the Falcons, there’s a chance they may be without a number of their key guys against Tampa Bay this week.
One of the rare times in this season that the Atlanta Falcons have more players in their injury report than their opponents. This time, twelve Falcons are on the report while the Saints have just five.