Todd Gurley II #21 of the Atlanta Hawks.
On Sunday afternoon, the Falcons take to the field in search of salvation against the southern NFC opponents, the New Orleans Saints.
Not so long ago the two were still square, in fact it was only two weeks ago that the Saints defeated the Falcons 24-9. But next week, the Falcons beat the Raiders 43-6. Many people doubted Atlanta because they had two important weapons in their attack – Julio Jones and Todd Garley.
In week 13 they go in the right direction, but on Sundays they are always doubtful.
Last week 13 Injury report
FB Keith Smith (knee)
K Younghoe Koo (right square)
WR Calvin Ridley (leg/leaf)
EN Dante Fowler (cock tendon)
WR Julio Jones (cock tendon)
RB Todd Gurley (knee)
TE Hayden Hirst (ankle)
LB Edmond Robinson (back)
WR Brandon Powell (toe)
BC Kendall Sheffield (sick) QUESTIONNAIRE
G James Carpenter (groin) OFF
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Atlanta’s final injury report shows one advantage: Jones, Gurley and Hayden Hirst resume training on Friday after the missing Thursday. A final decision on Gurley or Jones should not be expected before match day.
Kendall Sheffield was absent from training all week because of an unreported disease known as COVID-19. He’s dubious.
Striker Linsman James Carpenter is the only player who is officially inactive for Sunday’s game, after being taken off the field against the Raiders last week. This means that Justin McCrae will be supported during the rotation with Matt Hennessy and Matt Gono.
Jones feels good
After resuming training, Jones told reporters that one weekend he felt great. It’s a positive sign for his questionable status this weekend.
The veteran, who has a lot of experience, also added that he felt nothing during training.
Age and trauma haven’t stopped Jones from doing the dishes yet. Right now he’s made 45 moves at 677 yards and three touchdowns.
If Jones manages to stay healthy during the last five races of the Falcons, he will be on his way to the end of the season for his seventh straight fall with more than 1,000 meters touchdown.
In his first meeting with the saints, in the eleventh week, he had only two 39-meter receptions.
Falcons in comparison – Saints
Without Garly and Jones on a game plan, the Falcons turned their attention to defense last week, which was the first time this season they were on the run and went on defense.
The Saints also opened the game this week with a devastating 31-3 victory over quarterback Denver Broncos. Unlike the hawks, the defence continues to do its job consistently. Recently the Saints owned the Mercedes-Benz stadium and in the last two matches they defeated the Falcons at their home base.
This week is hard after what we last saw in Atlanta. Will the same team appear? Fans can only hope. Actually, it’s Young Gyeo-koo. The stakes are high, with the Saints seeking their top position in the NFC South and Rahim Morris looking to become head coach. Wait for the fight and the best Falcon team this week, with or without Jones and Garley.
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