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3-0, 1st in NFC South

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons had four guys in for tryout today: LB Kennan Gilchrist, LB Kenneth Olugbode, LB Kache Palacio, and RB Josh Rounds. Always looking for linebacker depth, special teams help, practice squad development. OLB Vic Beasley still nursing a hamstring strain, too. Falcons have one banged up RB in Terron Ward (neck, shoulder). Rookie Brian Hill was active as third RB vs. Lions in place of Ward but didn't play.

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13hVaughn McClure

Dan Quinn: No concern about Julio Jones (back)

Julio Jones hurt his back on the last offensive play against the LIons, but Falcons coach Dan Quinn and Jones said he will be ready by Sunday.


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn followed up on the discussion of unity after the large number of national anthem demonstrations around the league Sunday.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn was asked if he was a big fan of the 10-second runoff rule, you know, the one that led to the Falcons beating the Lions on Sunday: "YESSS. That's the easiest question I've had all day."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn said he will send the hit Deion Jones was flagged for vs. Lions into the league to get clarity on if indeed was an illegal hit. Quinn thought Jones struck the offensive player like he's supposed to.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn is not concerned about WR Julio Jones' status vs. the Bills despite being set to be limited by a back injury in practice this week. Quinn remains hopeful about getting RT Ryan Schraeder back this week although Schraeder remains in concussion protocol.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said free safety Ricardo Allen is in the concussion protocol. Quinn said Julio Jones (lower back) to be limited.

ESPN Stats & Info

Chiefs, Falcons in excellent position

Since the playoff field expanded to 12 in 1990, about three-quarters of teams to start 3-0 have made it to the postseason. ESPN's FPI likes the Chiefs' and Falcons' odds even better, pegging both over 87 percent.

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18hSN Staff

Vote: The best (and worst) so far from Week 3

What's been the best performance so far this week? What was Sunday's most surprising result? And which of the two remaining undefeated teams is better?

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18hBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Seasons that changed over 23 minutes of Week 3 madness

What could the Lions have done if they had an extra play after the reversed TD call? Was bad luck to blame for the Falcons even being put in that situation? Bill Barnwell examines key takeaways from Sunday's wild games.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After a Falcons win over the Lions and a pair of losses from the Bucs and Panthers Sunday, Atlanta is now a heavy favorite to win the NFC South.

McNabb: Falcons one of the most overrated teams (1:19)
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Falcons not feeling Super Bowl hangover

With Sunday's 30-26 win over the Detroit Lions, the Atlanta Falcons are 3-0, joining a short list of teams in the last 25 seasons to start strong after losing the Super Bowl the previous season. However, history doesn't bode well for the Falcons' revenge tour.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons rookie DE Takkarist McKinley played 48 of 70 defensive snaps in win over the Lions and recorded his first career sack. Top pass rusher Vic Beasley Jr. missed the game with a hamstring strain. Another rookie, Damontae Kazee, played 18 snaps at safety after starter Ricardo Allen, who played 55 snaps, exited the game and was evaluated afterward for a concussion.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons said coach Dan Quinn will give an update on free safety Ricardo Allen's status on Monday. He was taken in at the end of the game to be evaluated for a concussion. Right tackle Ryan Schraeder missed Sunday's game vs. Lions after sustaining a concussion the week before vs. Packers.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn on President Trump: `` A lot of stuff needs to change, man. (Trump) has his support, and he has his people behind him that's continuing this crazy rhetoric that he's spilling. I want to be optimistic, but it's crazy times. I didn't (kneel), but I support my brothers 100 percent. Anytime somebody has a question for me about how I feel about it, I'm going to answer it. And the way I feel about it right now is stuff ain't right and he's just spilling all this hatred that's not doing anything positive for what's going on in this world.''

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones downplayed coming out late in Sunday's win over the Lions with what appeared to be a lower back injury. ``I came out (because) we didn't get the first down,'' said Jones, who took a hit on the third-down incompletion. ``That's why I came out. I'm good. If we would have gotten the first down, I would have been in there. Yeah, I'm good.''

Falcons establish running game in win (1:15)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons escape Ford Field with a key NFC win over the Lions despite some flaws. Now stand at 3-0 with the focus on the "next game" as Matt Ryan said.

Quinn hopes Falcons can model for community (0:49)
Ryan proud of Falcons (0:33)

Team Stats

Passing Yards269.37th
Rushing Yards118.710th
Points For29.05th
Points Against22.017th

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