Roddy White Will Miss First Game Of NFL Career; Falcons' Woes Mount

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.

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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.

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