Falcons Injury Report And A Thought On The Short Week

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates with tackle Justin Blalock #63 and tackle Tyson Clabo #77 after a touchdwon during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Falcons have a short week and have to travel to California on Sunday, both of which are factors that can contribute to the occasional letdown. Less time to rest means less time to heal from the nagging injuries a typical game brings, and a trip cross country can leave players feeling jet-lagged. I'm not denying that both of these are legitimate issues.

Still, I don't expect this to be a significant factor in Sunday's game. The Falcons are a little banged up, sure, but they're not in bad shape. Let's take a closer look at the injury report:

OUT: Chris Owens, Antone Smith
QUESTIONABLE: Tyson Clabo, Sean Weatherspoon
PROBABLE: Roddy White, Julio Jones, John Abraham, Stephen Nicholas

Missing Owens and Smith won't kill the Falcons. The fact that Clabo and Weatherspoon are questionable is a little more concerning, obviously, but both have practiced this week and I expect them to play. Ditto every man on the probable list, all of whom were probably just getting additional rest on a short week.

With a more or less healthy team, I expect Atlanta to put on a good show in San Diego. Do you?

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