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The New York Giants have ruled out starting right CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) and S Kenny Phillips (knee) for Sunday's matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, so Atlanta is sitting pretty at the prospect of exploiting that void, right?
Not so fast. The Falcons receivers are hurting as well. Both Roddy White (knee) and no. 3 receiver Harry Douglas (ribs) are is listed as questionable.
So it may depend on one or both playing Sunday, and the 11-2 Falcons, coming off their worst performance of the season last week aginst the Carolina Panthers, need to have a good showing against the defending Super Bowl champs. History is on their side, as they haven't lost back-to-back games in three years.
"We're a veteran team," quarterback Matt Ryan said, via the Associated Press. "We have guys who understand that when you don't play your best, you get right back in there and start on the next opponent."
Head coach Mike Smith is also confident his team will respond well.
"You want to stop the streak at one," he said. "That's what we've talked about from the very beginning. You've got to flush the previous game out as quickly as possible. You've got to make your corrections and move on. Don't let the last game have an effect on the next game."
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Falcons WR Roddy White didn’t practice again today, according to the team’s Twitter account.
“He will not probably do a whole lot tomorrow or Saturday, and then we’ll get him out there on Sunday and see where he’s at,” said Falcons HC Mike Smith. “But it’s hard to keep Roddy White out of a football game.”
White is suffering from a knee injury but is not an injury...
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (knee) hasn’t practiced at all this week and has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Giants.
Down here in Atlanta, WR Roddy White did not practice again. Listed as questionable.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 14, 2012
I don’t believe White has missed a game in his NFL career and I don’t expect him...
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants with a knee injury. He missed practice all week and is expected to be could be a game-time decision. White, who has not missed a game since being drafted in 2005, has 77 catches for 1,140 yards with five touchdowns this season.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White and safety William
Moore missed practice for the third consecutive day and are questionable to
play this weekend against the New York Giants, while cornerback Asante Samuel
participated fully in Friday’s session and is probable to suit up, according to
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Falcons wide receiver...
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