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Where do the Falcons stand as Week 3 looms?

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The Falcons are scheduled to play an important football game tomorrow. If they walk away with a win, they’ll be on the right side of .500 and potentially alone atop the NFC South. If they lose, then a heaping helping of fair criticism is coming their way.

How are the Falcons looking on the injury front? Matt Bosher was transported back to his planet of origin for recombobulation ruled out yesterday. Matt Wile will punt for the Falcons in Bosher’s absence. In other words, he’s got the hardest job on the planet. Keanu Neal, Luke Stocker, Matt Gono, and Kenjon Barner were all full participants at practice yesterday. Kaleb McGary’s knee is still an issue, and it limited his participation in practice yesterday.

How do the Falcons look in the standings? The NFC South is wide open given injuries to Drew Brees and Cam Newton. Currently in a three-way tie with the Saints and Buccaneers, the Falcons will look to get way out ahead in their division before Brees comes back. In the interim, we’ll get to watch as Sean Payton flounders like an upside down turtle.

The Falcons are in a good place as Week 3 looms. The goals this week are simple: win and stay healthy. To be sure, those are the goals every week, but now is the time for the Falcons to put some distance between them and their division rivals. And because they’re relatively healthy, now is their time to make a move. Let’s hope they capitalize.