Quiet Deadrin Senat Does His Talking On The FieldFalcons rookie nose tackle Deadrin Senat may be soft-spoken in person, but on the field, his relentless approach speaks volumes. 
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.
Signs Of Recovery: Falcons' D In 2 Straight WinsThe overall defensive statistics are still ugly, but two straight wins and improved play from fill-in starters combined to leave Falcons coach Dan Quinn upbeat during the team's bye week.
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.
Scoreboard Workout: Bucs-Falcons GameA fan of stingy defenses? You've come to the wrong place.
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."
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.
Filling In For The Injured Reserved: Falcons Sign DT Michael BennettThe Atlanta Falcons signed defensive tackle Michael Bennett in a move which could reflect a new injury concern with starter Grady Jarrett.
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.
Safety Ricardo Allen, Falcons Agree To 3-Year Extension The Atlanta Falcons and safety Ricardo Allen have agreed to a three-year contract extension.