Atlanta Falcons vs. Patriots: Injury report is positive for Falcons

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Mohamed Sanu (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Mohamed Sanu (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

The Atlanta Falcons are playing the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football and they are looking healthy with just one name on the injury report

After a disheartening loss last week, the Atlanta Falcons are looking to rebound against the team they lost to in Super Bowl 51 on Sunday Night Football. They will be headed north to play the New England Patriots in Gillette Stadium on national television.

While the Pats haven’t been the same dominate team they were a year ago, the Falcons are also struggling to find the same form that took them to the championship game last February. They are fresh off back-to-back losses to AFC East opponents — with a bye week sandwiched in between. For New England, they’re coming off a tougher-than-expected win over the New York Jets.

While the Patriots do have a slightly better record at the moment, the Falcons enter Sunday much healthier. The final injury report (via Pro Football Talk) includes just one name for Atlanta. The Patriots are not as lucky, with six names finding theirs. The final list is as follows:

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Out: Linebacker Jordan Tripp (concussion)


Out: Cornerback Stephon Gilmore (concussion, ankle), linebacker Harvey Langi (back), cornerback Eric Rowe (groin)

Questionable: Cornerback Johnson Bademosi (abdomen), tight end Jacob Hollister (chest), linebacker Elandon Roberts (ankle)

Notably missing from the Falcons list is wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who missed last week’s game against Miami with a hamstring injury. His return should help take pressure off Julio Jones, who was banged up in the same game as Sanu earlier this season.

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Also not listed at all was edge rusher Vic Beasley, Jr. He was lost in Week 2 and returned to action this past week. He should be ready to go full speed by now and be back to the form he showed in 2016 when he led the NFL in sacks.