The first Thursday Night Football game of the year is upon us and with it comes the final injury report from both the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens. The Falcons list nine players on their report, though one is a not injury-related, while the Ravens have only one player on theirs. That's remarkable. Nine weeks into the season, and they have only one player who is banged up enough to include on the injury report? I'm not sure what sort of witchcraft their training staff is using but if they could sprinkle some of it on the knees of Falcons players, I'd be grateful. Here we go.
TE Justin Peelle (groin) - He's out until next week at the earliest but likely won't be back until Dec. 1. Even if he returns, he may be the new No. 3 tight end since Michael Palmer has been impressive.
C Todd McClure (knee) - McClure has started 136 consecutive games so something tells me he'll give it a go.
LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) - LIsting him questionable is definitely looking at the bright side of things. I would be very surprised if he played.
WR Roddy White (knee) - I have no idea what to think at this point. I have gone from very optimistic to downright freaked out all in the course of a few days. If White can't play, the Falcons can't beat the Ravens. No pressure, Roddy.
WR Brian Finneran (knee) - Finneran has been a decent red zone target for Matt Ryan and would be called upon to do much more if White is out.
LB Curtis Lofton (knee) - It's been the same story every week. He's limited in practice and plays on gameday.
RB Jason Snelling (knee) - Often overlooked but he's a really valuable piece to this team.
CB Brian Williams (hamstring) - The new nickelback will be out there again, much to the chagrin of Christopher Owens.