Falcons vs. Bengals: Devonta Freeman , Sharrod Neasman inactive
The FalconsYouth Austin Hooper Jersey have Takkarist McKinley back, as expected. That’s the best news of the day leading up to the game, even if the list of inactives still has some names we wish were playing.The biggest names here are Devonta Freeman, who hopes to work his way back next week from a leg injury, and Derrick Shelby, the veteran reserve defensive end whose snaps will be taken over by Steven Means. Sharrod Neasman is also hitting the pine for his first week back with the Falcons, meaning the team’s reserve safeties will be Keith Tandy and presumably Kemal Ishmael. The Falcons badly need this win, so let’s hope having Takk back in action is enough to help them get there. With Tevin Coleman leading the way on the ground, an improved defensive end rotation, and a struggling Bengals defense, it ought to be (and please Womens Andy Levitre Jersey , yes, has to be) enough.Julio Jones plays his 100th game today, with a little history on the line When Julio Jones lines up on the field on Sunday and prepares to catch a bunch of passes against overmatched Pittsburgh defensive backs, he won’t just be playing another game. He’ll be playing the 100th game of his career, and as you’d expect for a player of Julio’s caliber, that big round number comes with some history attached to it. Julio already has more yards through 99 games—to say nothing of 100—in NFL history, so he’s just going to add to his total on Sunday against the Steelers. With eight receptions, though, he’ll tie Antonio Brown for the most through 100 games, and if he manages to reel in nine he’ll simply be the most prolific wide receiver ever between the 20s in that span. Either way, Julio’s already made some history. Despite all this Youth Brian Poole Jersey , Jones will inevitably face extra scrutiny for the rest of his career for his scoring numbers. He simply doesn’t reel in touchdowns the way many other elite receivers do and have in the past, due to the last 20 regular season games where he has but three scores and a track record of fine but not stellar production before that. You only need to watch Julio for a handful of plays to understand how special he is, but that touchdown thing is going to be a constant focus for many fans and analysts until he starts scoring in bunches.Yet you can see Julio’s importance in the way defenses are forced to tailor their gameplans around stopping him, and in the myriad ways they’ve failed to do so as Julio has piled up 9,556 yards since he arrived in the league back in 2011. You can also see it in Calvin Ridley’s stellar production, as Ridley continues to get one-on-one matchups he can win as teams pick their poison by continuing to prioritize #11.The Falcons just don’t have this caliber of offense without one of the best receivers I’ve ever seen play the game, and chances are good Julio will do nothing but burnish his reputation against a Pittsburgh secondary that just isn’t ready to hold him in check. May the Falcons win in no small part because of him, because I’m sure nobody wants to see a loss for Julio’s 100th game.