Dan Quinn says it all the time, that injuries are a part of the game.
The Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills are set to face off in one of the most-exciting match-ups of the entire weekend. The duo were headed toward the Falcons locker room. Jones, who had three catches for 30 yards in the first quarter, never returned. The Falcons also lost Mohamed Sanu Jr. for the game with a hamstring injury.
It really limited what Matt Ryan could do in the passing game late, but could have used at least one of them in their failed attempt at staying flawless. He picked the Bills to beat the Falcons but couldn't do it without cracking a joke at the Bills' expense.
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The Storm have been making some uncharacteristic errors during the finals, but they will be looking to fix that on Sunday. As well as trying to keep Smith and Cronk quiet, the Cowboys' biggest challenge will be to win the battle in the middle.
Julio Jones jogged off the field during the second quarter with a trainer at his side. He threw a jump ball to Taylor Gabriel that was intercepted by Micah Hyde. Hats off to the Bills defense. But the injuries certainly didn't help the Falcons' quest to improve to 4-0.
Vic Beasley and Courtney Upshaw missed last week with leg injuries and should be replaced similarly to how they were against Detroit. They were without their best offensive tackle with starting right tackle Ryan Schraeder sidelined again while recovering from a concussion. While the losses of Jones and Sanu were significant for Atlanta, plenty of fantasy owners are waiting to find out what the status of both players will be going forward. The duo of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman ran all over the Bills on Sunday.
The Falcons certainly need Beasley back to apply even more pressure to opposing quarterbacks, although the line has done a solid job collectively in that category.