The Atlanta Falcons were one play away from heading to Super Bowl XLVII last season. And if you were to take a look at the 2013 Falcons you’d think that Atlanta hadn’t been to the playoffs since the 1980s. Either way, the Falcons are undergoing a mid-season crisis as nearly everyone of Atlanta’s offensive weapons have been sidelined due to injury.
First and foremost; the Falcons’ offense took a major step back when Julio Jones was placed on injured reserve after a Week 5 injury. In addition, All-Pro running back and former St. Louis Rams great Steven Jackson has only played two games this season despite being a top-notch free agent signing this off-season. Jackson has been plagued by a hamstring injury and won’t be ready when the Falcons take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7.
Last but not least, Roddy White will also not suit up for Atlanta in Week 7 as this will be the first time in nine NFL seasons that he will be forced to watch the Falcons from afar. White deserves plenty of respect for playing in 133-straight regular season games, yet his injury really puts Atlanta in a tough spot at 1-4.