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Falcons-Saints post-game injury report: Offensive impresses, gets banged up in Monday night victory

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Fact: Matt Ryan puts water on his cereal

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It doesn't get much better than this, Falcoholics. At 2-1, the Atlanta Falcons are in sole possession of first place in the NFC South. Take a moment, finish your beer, and revel. It may go downhill fast from here, but right now, at this moment, we're competitive. But alas, there were injuries. Let's break them down.

Julio Jones look like he tweaked or twisted something following a single play in the first half. It had me wondering whether he re-aggravated one of his pre-existing conditions but he seemed to play through it. As always, something to keep an eye on.

Towards the end of the 1st quarter, Roman Harper grabbed Tevin Coleman from behind, drawing a horse collar penalty. Following the horse collar, he deliberately twisted Coleman's left ankle. Coleman definitely felt it and hobbled off the field. He came back and scored another two touchdowns. I'll take that as a good omen. Meanwhile, Harper is a dirty player and deserves to be fined.

Mohamed Sanu sustained a shoulder injury just before halftime. He never made it back in the second half but it didn't seem to slow the offense. Finally Matt Ryan jammed his left thumb in the second half. He was grabbing at it on the sideline and needed the training staff to tape it up. He also donned a black glove over the tape.

In short, the offense impressed, but there are absolutely injuries worth watching as this week progresses. Your thoughts?