With only 10 total players listed in this week’s injury report between the Bills and Falcons, it’s time for the starters to show why they were named starters.
With just three days off between games this week, there is certainly no rest for the weary Falcons as they look to face off against their NFC South rival for the second time this season.
As if losing Julio Jones for the rest of the season and Roddy White being used primarily as a decoy due to his nagging injuries wasn’t enough, Atlanta may also have to make due without Tony Gonzalez and Julio’s replacement, Harry Douglas this week against the Tampa Bay Bucs.
The good news for Atlanta is that there are more Seahawks starters listed on this week’s injury report than the total number of Falcons players listed.
After a rough loss to the Cardinals last week, Atlanta will head to Charlotte to take on their third NFC South opponent of the season, the 4-3 Panthers.
For the first time since being drafted in 2005, Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy White will miss the first game of his NFL career.
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.