The Atlanta Falcons are hurting - on the field and in the standings.
There's not much they can do about the injuries.
If they don't start winning, they can forget about those Super Bowl hopes as well.
The Falcons (1-3) are two games below .500 for the first time in the Matt Ryan era and mired in their first losing streak since 2009 going into Monday night against the New York Jets.
''There's certainly a sense of urgency,'' said Ryan, in his sixth season as Atlanta's quarterback. ''We haven't started the way we wanted, but we understand it's a long season.''
The Falcons have been rocked by injuries in the opening month. Defensive end Kroy Biermann is out for the year. Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss at least half the season. Running back Stephen Jackson is sidelined for the third straight game with a hamstring injury. Offensive tackle Sam Baker (knee) and linebacker Akeem Dent (ankle) won't play against the Jets,...