A win! It was an up and down contest, and for once, injuries really weren't an issue. I'm hoping this doesn't disappoint the masses.
Lamar Holmes did leave the game in the third quarter, grabbing his right hip. Not what you like to see when your offensive line depth isn't ideal and your franchise quarterback's health is at stake. Holmes later returned to the game, which would suggest he's fine.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Lamar Holmes looks like he's going to check back into the game. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ATLvsBUF&src=hash">#ATLvsBUF</a></p>— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) <a href="https://twitter.com/FalconsJAdams/statuses/407282407365033986">December 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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In short, Holmes' status only affects the Falcons inasmuch as it affects Matt Ryan's ability to stay upright. You'd also like to see Holmes get as many snaps as possible, just for evaluative purposes. Assuming he isn't 100 percent, we may see a Terren Jones debut. Mind you Jones was inactive today, so the more likely scenario involves Ryan Schraeder shifting to the left tackle and Jeremy Trueblood
continuing to be horrible playing right tackle.