That was ugly. There's no mincing words. Just ugly. And to add insult to injury (pun intended), the Falcons didn't escape the game unscathed. Injuries were plentiful. Here's what we know so far.
Lamar Holmes left the game in the first half with a foot injury. He never returned to the game. After the game, he apparently had a boot on his foot and left the stadium on crutches. Remember that Jake Matthews also had a boot on his ankle/foot after his injury, though he didn't have crutches. If crutches are any indication of the seriousness of injuries, we're not in a good place.
Joe Hawley was carted off the field in the 2nd half, looking very disappointed, while trainers clutched his right knee. If the trainers need to brace your knee as you're being carted off the field, that's a bad sign. He also left the stadium on crutches, rocking a leg brace. Hawley was the third big ugly to go down today, leaving the Falcons with only 4 active offensive linemen. That of course led to Levine Toilolo's debut at right tackle, something I never want to see again. Ever.
Justin Blalock left the game with a back injury. For what it's worth, he has started 114 consecutive games (that's every game since 2008). He's played every offensive snap during that streak. He did walk off the field, leaving some room for optimism. After the game, he wasn't around, which suggests he was getting treatment of some sort.
William Moore left with a shoulder injury, and per Vaughn McClure, the prognosis isn't good.
Strong safety William Moore, who left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury, was nowhere to be seen in the locker room after the game. There wasn't too much optimism about Moore's status. In fact, one teammate said Moore "might be out," meaning the rest of the season.
Kemal Ishmael replaced Moore, eventually going down with what was probably heat cramps. He did return to the game, which is always a good sign. Apparently a trainer asked him whether he could bend his right knee before he returned, so that's something to keep an eye on. If Moore is out for the year and Ishmael is banged up, we're going to get a very premature look at Dez Southward.
Last but certainly not least, Devin Hester looked a little banged up in the 4th quarter. No word yet on what the issue was, but I'm sure we'll learn more in the days ahead.
So in short, everybody's injured.