The Falcons might find out what life is like without two offensive stars quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Michael Turner.
Both were injured Sunday vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Turner aggravated his sprained right ankle, an injury that first occurred Nov. 15 at the Carolina Panthers. Jerious Norwood also returned from an injury, totaling 50 yards on six rushes and two receptions. He and Jason Snelling will probably share the load as Turner's return for the fantasy playoffs is in doubt.
The passing offense was struggling as Ryan threw seven touchdown passes and eight interceptions while the Falcons lost four of five. Backup Chris Redman led a last-minute touchdown drive for a 20-17 victory. But despite Redman's 243 passing yards and two TDs, the offense did not move very smoothly. At a minimum, receiver Roddy White is likely to have fewer big-play opportunities.