Falcons running back Steven Jackson believes the team will get the rushing attack rolling and noted that he's not ready to "panic."
“I just wanted to make the best of the opportunities given to me last week,” said Jackson, who returned from a hamstring injury, but was held to 6 yards on 11 carries against Arizona. “I didn’t get a chance to do so, but I have another week to make an argument for (more carries). I’ll continue to just work hard and show that despite what it may look like, my confidence is not shaken.”
The Falcons, who face the Carolina Panthers at 1 p.m. Sunday in Charlotte, N.C., are averaging 62.4 yards rushing per game, 32nd (last) in the league. Jackson missed the previous four games with a hamstring injury he suffered of the first series of the St. Louis Rams game on Sept. 15.
Jackson doesn’t feel that he has to prove anything. Also, coaches have blamed the poor outing against Arizona on porous blocking and the fact that the Falcons fell behind 21-6 and had to a...