The Falcons found a way to beat a bad football team tonight. That’s a relief [wipes sweat from brow]. Ahead is a much-needed bye week. The Falcons will regroup, get healthy, and try to salvage their season. But as is the norm, there were injuries tonight. Let’s break ‘em down.
Brandon Fusco injured his right ankle during the first half. He had to be carted off the field and looked to be in a lot of pain. Ben Garland replaced him and he was ruled out early in the third quarter. Losing Fusco would be less than ideal, given that the Falcons already lost starting left guard Andy Levitre earlier this season.
Deadrin Senat got banged up stopping Saquon Barkley from scoring. He got some treatment from several trainers on the field and then got off the field on his own. Senat has played some solid football this season and looks to be a capable companion for Grady Jarrett. Let’s hope he can bounce back quickly.
Tevin Coleman looked like he rolled an ankle late in the fourth quarter awkwardly stepping out of bounds. He had to come out for a play and it was incredibly disheartening to watch him limp jog off the field. It’s probably nothing, but given the absence of Devonta Freeman, the Falcons can’t afford to lose another running back.