Limping Falcons Shore Up Depth Chart Before Facing RedskinsTheir best linebacker, Deion Jones, won't return for another two weeks at the earliest. Their top running back, Devonta Freeman, is out until December. Their placekicker and career franchise scoring leader, Matt Bryant, is iffy to return this week at Washington.
Another One Bites The Dust: Fusco Becomes Falcons' Sixth Player On Injured ReserveFusco suffered a broken right ankle in Sunday's win over the New York Giants, and the team announced Tuesday he would miss the remainder of the season.
Giants Want To Break 3-Game Slide At Wounded Falcons ExpenseThe Giants (1-5) will try to end their three-game losing streak when they face the Falcons (2-4) in Monday night's matchup of last-place teams. Atlanta snapped its own three-game skid with last week's win over Tampa Bay.
The Season Of Injuries: Falcons Devonta Freeman Goes On IRIn another major setback for a team that already has lost several key players, Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is going on injured reserve.
Falcons Injury Woes Continue: Matt Bryant Likely To Miss Next GameFalcons kicker Matt Bryant is likely to miss the next game against the New York Giants after straining his right hamstring kicking a 57-yard field goal that helped Atlanta snap a three-game losing streak.
Bi-Polar: Falcons Have Gone From High Hopes To Major DisappointmentExpected to be one of the NFL's stronger teams, the Falcons are probably the most disappointing through the first five weeks of the season. Stricken by an epidemic of injuries and plagued by a bunch of close losses, Atlanta (1-4) already faces a three-game deficit in the NFC South and essentially has no more room for error.
Quinn's Quest: How To End 3-Game SkidDefensive end Takk McKinley was succinct. "Man, we got our ass kicked. That's pretty much it."
Steelers, Falcons Eye Critical Octobers After September FallsWhen the 2018 NFL schedule was released, Atlanta's journey to Pittsburgh on the first Sunday in October looked like a potential Super Bowl preview. Then September happened and the lofty preseason expectations evaporated, replaced by an unruly and unpredictable reality.
Falcons Freeman Expected To Play SundayThe Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman to play in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after missing three games with a sore right knee.
Quinn: The Sky Is Not FallingCoach Dan Quinn, in his fourth season, has been in this situation before and still led the Falcons to the playoffs.
Add Julio Jones To Falcons' Long List Of Injured PlayersJoining the Atlanta Falcons' long list of injured players is wide receiver Julio Jones who did not practice due to a calf injury.
3 Down: Falcons Guard Levitre Out For SeasonThe Atlanta Falcons have lost their third player to a major injury in the first two weeks of the season as offensive guard Andy Levitre has a season-ending triceps injury.
Falcons Survive A Thriller To Beat Panthers 31-24Playing without injured running back Devonta Freeman, the Falcons still had big production on the ground and survived Cam Newton's desperation pass to the end zone as time expired to beat the Panthers 31-24 on Sunday.
Falcons Running Back Devonta Freeman Out Week 2 Vs. CarolinaWhen the Falcons take on the Carolina Panthers in Week 2 they will be without running back Devonta Freeman, who has been ruled out with an injured knee.
Panthers, Falcons Want To Make Early Statement In NFC South The Atlanta Falcons know they can't afford to fall too far behind in the division as they prepare to play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday