The Falcons are now 0-1 after a putrid performance on the road against Minnesota. The final scoreline of 28-12 is pretty bad, but actually looks better than it should have as the result of a couple of garbage time touchdowns. Here’s to looking up and next week’s tilt at home against the Philadelphia Eagles. Read on for Monday morning’s edition of Falcoholinks.
Week 1 notes and narratives
Full disclosure: I was on a flight back from Atlanta for the second half of this one, and mercifully so. It was a woeful affair, and one that does little to inspire confidence in the 2019 Atlanta Falcons. They were outright embarrassed in the first half , only salvaging a still-bad-but-less-bad scoreline to close out the game. I’d rather juggle chainsaws blindfolded in a burning building than watch this game again.
Chris Lindstrom injured
This is mighty concerning, as Atlanta’s first-round right guard was forced out of yesterday’s game with a foot injury. Coach Quinn said he would have more information tomorrow, but Lindstrom was seen in the locker room in a walking boot. Obviously not a great sign, and late last night, Jay Glazer reported the Falcons fear he has a fractured foot.
#Falcons right guard Chris Lindstrom left the locker room with a walking boot on his right foot.— Justin Felder (@Justin_FOX5) September 8, 2019
We’re gonna hold our breath and cross our fingers and do each and every superstitious thing that never works but makes us feel better in the moment in hopes that he does not miss any time.
Russell Gage in concussion protocol
Falcons second-year wide receiver Russell Gage took quite a shot to the helmet, one that, inexplicably, did not receive a flag. It would send Gage to the tent for evaluation, and eventually rule him out for the remainder of the game with a concussion.
We’ll have more on his status as the week progresses.
The Falcoholic Live post-game special
Kevin and Adnan embraced their misery, plugging in and going live for The Falcoholic’s post-game podcast after the loss to the Vikings. These guys do thankless work and put out a pretty entertaining and insightful product—which is definitely tough to do after a gut-check like the game against Minnesota. If you missed it live, we’ve got it for you right here.