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Atlanta Falcons (2-4)


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L 17-41
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W 34-29
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Giants, Falcons seek to shore up their weak links

ATLANTA (AP) Something has to give when the Atlanta Falcons' porous defense faces the New York Giants' sluggish offense on Monday night.

The Falcons rank last in third-down percentage, second-worst in scoring average and third-worst in average yards allowed. They've been hit hard by injuries and won't get their defensive captain, middle linebacker Deion Jones, back for another four weeks.

New York struggles to sustain drives behind 37-year-old quarterback Eli Manning. He has been sacked 20 times, third-most in the NFL. Star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has complained about the scheme and wants more touches. Injuries have caused problems, too.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
New Orleans 510.833
Carolina 420.667
Tampa Bay 330.500
Atlanta 240.333
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Ryan1956
Pass TDs: M. Ryan14
Rush Yds: T. Coleman260
Rush TDs: I. Smith3
Rec Yds: J. Jones708
Rec TDs: C. Ridley6
Int: D. Kazee3
Sacks: T. McKinley4.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 2384 (7)
Passing Yards: 1976 (3)
Rushing Yards: 516 (27)
Points per game: 27.8 (9)
Yards per game: 397.3 (8)
Touchdowns: 20 (5)
Field Goals: 9 (20)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 2503 (29)
Passing Yards: 1845 (31)
Rushing Yards: 728 (24)
Points per game: 32.0 (31)
Yards per game: 417.2 (30)
Touchdowns: 24 (32)
Field Goals: 7 (4)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/18 J. Grace pract. squad add
10/18 R. Brown pract. squad del
10/16 G. Tavecchio signed
10/16 D. Freeman on IR foot, groin
10/4 J. Zimmer pract. squad add
10/4 T. Calhoun pract. squad del
10/2 M. Bennett signed
10/2 J. Zimmer cut
9/25 R. Jarvis cut
9/25 B. Carter signed/unrest FA
Injuries
Date Player Status
10/22 M. Bryant right hamstring (Out)
10/16 D. Freeman foot, groin (IR)
10/15 M. Bryant hamstring (Day-to-Day)
10/14 D. Freeman foot, groin (Out)
10/14 G. Jarrett ankle (Out)
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