The Atlanta Falcons would like to charge into New Orleans completely healthy and ready to unleash hell on the turf of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. While we certainly hope the latter is true, the former may not be.
Julio Jones (hip), William Moore (foot) and Jon Asamoah (back) are questionable for Sunday's game. #ATLvsNO— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) December 19, 2014
Julio's the single biggest question mark, and the most critical. He missed last week with a hip injury suffered against the Green Bay Packers, and with Harry Douglas and Roddy White probable but banged up, Julio would be a major boon for the passing game. If he's on the field, he at least frees things up for other Falcons, and to win this game Atlanta has to be able to outshoot the Saints. We'll be monitoring his status right up until game time, but the hope is that he can go and make an impact Sunday.
William Moore was running springs on Thursday and practiced on a limited basis for the second time this week, indicating to me that he's going to be a fairly strong bet to get back out there. If he's at all limited in game action, Kemal Ishmael will continue to take his snaps, but we'll hope Moore's ready to go against an offense that is capable of burning the secondary to a crisp.
The final questionable is Jon Asamoah. The team's most reliable lineman this year, Asamoah has started every game at right guard, but he's battled a back injury for weeks now and I have no idea if he'll be able to go. If he can't, Gabe Carimi and Harland Gunn will split right guard action, but both are downgrades on Asamoah, and that could lead to problems in pass protection.
Your thoughts on the injury report?