Falcons running back Devonta Freeman was "disqualified" in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams for "throwing a punch" during the sparsely attended 37-10 loss Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Falcons had just went fallen 20-3 and were starting out on offense.

The fight between Freeman and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald broke out after the Rams picked off a screen pass intended for Mohamed Sanu on the other side of the field.

TV replays showed Freeman grabbing Donald’s facemask, while Donald had Freeman lifted off the ground with two hands before other players joined the fracas.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

Freeman was taken out of the scrum by an official.

Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley and Donald were called for unnecessary roughness on the play.

With Freeman out and Ito Smith out with a head/neck injury, the Falcons were down to running backs Brian Hill and Kenjon Barner.