Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton

Five things to know about the Falcons going into Game 3

Here are five things to know about the Atlanta Falcons headed into Week 3: 

1. Next up: The Falcons (1-1) play at the Indianapolis Colts (1-1) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts led the series 14-2. The Colts won the last meeting 24-21 on Nov. 22, 2015 in the Georgia Dome. Kicker Adam Vinatieri made a 43-yard field goal with 52 seconds left. 

2. McGary’s injury: Falcons right tackle Kaleb McGary left Sunday’s win over the Eagles with an apparent left knee injury. He returned to the game. He ended up playing 37 of 66 offensive snaps (56 percent). 

 “We knew we had a good (medical) report and I think it showed a lot of toughness for him to come back and enter the game,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “Like a lot of guys, when you have something sore, but (we’re) hoping (there is) no further setback. ... We’ll kind of take him through the week and hopefully, he'll progress and do well.”

Quinn also described McGary’s knee as “clean.”

3. Bosher watch:  Punter Matt Bosher suffered a groin injury and didn’t handle the kickoffs against the Eagles. Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu warmed up as the backup punter. Matt Bryant handled the kickoffs. 

“We'll definitely keep our eye out and see how he's progressing,” Quinn said when asked about Bosher availability for the Colts’ game.

If Bosher is not able to punt later in the week, the Falcons will bring in a punter as late as Saturday. 

“You can take it all the way to then,” Quinn said. 

4. About the Colts: The Colts, who saw their starting quarterback Andrew Luck retire, lost their season opener 30-24 to San Diego and beat Tennessee 19-17 on Sunday. 

5. Duke’s Dance Party: Falcons linebacker Duke Riley threw one heck of a dance party in the locker room after the Falcons win over the Eagles. It’s gone viral on the internet. 

“No, there was no dancing by me, but there was some good dancing going on in the locker room,” Quinn said. “There is zero chance that you are going to see me in week two get into the middle of that floor.”


 

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