The Atlanta Falcons had a fantastic day. They made Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton look like a junior varsity washout. They clinched the NFC South. And thanks to a little help from the Arizona Cardinals, they're now in line for the NFC's 2nd seed. Life is good, Falcons fans. But alas, there were injuries, so let's break them down.
Keanu Neal was injured in the first half taking on a Kelvin Benjamin block. He was deemed "questionable to return" but was seen sprinting on the sideline and came back before halftime. It was a scary moment, watching Benjamin blindside Neal and seeing Neal on the ground. Luckily it didn't appear to affect him for long.
Joshua Perkins left the game late in the second half with a neck injury. He was deemed "questionable to return" but returned in the second half. Perkins came up big during the Falcons' first offensive drive, catching a ball in the end zone while double covered, putting the Falcons up 7-0.
Andy Levitre had to be helped off the field by trainers in the third quarter. Officially it was a hip injury and he earned a "questionable to return" designation. Ben Garland took some time off from his day job (backup defensive tackle) and replaced him.
That's about it. Your thoughts, Falcoholics?