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ST. LOUIS -- Should you be more encouraged or discouraged by the Rams' 31-24 loss at Atlanta on Sunday afternoon?
Going on the road to face an NFC finalist that was coming off a season-opening loss, a double-digit defeat would not have been surprising. That the Rams rallied to make the fourth quarter worth watching says a lot about their resolve.
On the other hand, as much as was stacked in Atlanta's favor, the Falcons turned out to be susceptible. They lost numerous players to injury, including Steven Jackson after his opening-drive TD. The Rams knew that without Jackson the Falcons wouldn't be able to rush effectively, but they still allowed Matt Ryan to pass for 374 yards and two touchdowns.
Overall, the Rams finished with more negatives than positives -- in my checklist, anyway.
Sam Bradford's 352 yards passing. Yes, that total is inflated because the Rams' rushing game went away when they fell behind by three touchdowns and, as Bradford ad...
BEST OF MAXIM
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones was the best player on the field, catching 11 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown. Atlanta turned in the drive it needed to clinch it, throwing on eight straight plays before Snelling's TD run.
The Atlanta Falcons were forced to place DE Kroy Biermann and FB Bradie Ewing on season-ending injured reserve.
Biermann suffered a torn Achilles tendon while Ewing has a separated shoulder.
This is terrible news for the Falcons as Biermann’s versatility made him an important part of their defense. Heading into the season there were concerns regarding the Falcons ability to...
This is exactly how you win the best tackle of the year award. The Falcons’ William Moore saw that the Rams’ Mike McNeill had some space ahead of him and decided to put a tackle on him which he will never forget. Boom.
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Steven Jackson is a proverbial battering ram at his position as halfback in the NFL. After playing professional football for nearly an entire decade, there are more than enough defenders to confirm that fact. Drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2004, he never witnessed a winning season. Although, he did have a good amount of individual success, for he is the most productive active...
Falcons head coach Mike Smith has already ruled out running back Steven Jackson for this week’s game against the Dolphins.
#Falcons coach Mike Smith ruled out Steven Jackson this week. He said, "It's short term. Don't know if that's two or three weeks."
— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) September 17, 2013
Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling will share...
According to Ian Rapoprt of NFL.com, Falcons running back Steven Jackson (thigh injury) could miss 2-4 weeks.Fantasy Spin:It's a tough break for Jackson. He missed about a month in 2011 with a similar quad injury. The Falcons have Jacquizz Rodgers (15 touches last week) and Jason Snelling (six touches) to replace him. Rodgers has the higher fantasy value while Jackson is sidelined.
Falcons corner Asante Samuel is headed to the locker room after aggravating his thigh injury in the first quarter Sunday against the Rams.Fantasy Spin:The Falcons have built a 21-0 cushion already and with the way Matt Ryan is throwing the ball right now, they're unlikely to relinquish it. The size of Atlanta's lead could dictate whether or not Samuel returns.
Atlanta Falcons' safety William Moore stopping TE Mike McNeill. Stopping. [Deadspin]
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