How Will Steven Jackson’s Injury Impact Atlanta Falcons’ Offense?

September 17, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Atlanta Falcons are a prolific pass-first team, but now that Steven Jackson is injured, their running game will take a hit.
With Matt Ryan, Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez still in the fold, it's time to examine how much Jackson's absence will hinder Mike Smith's offense.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport gave the specifics on Jackson's thigh ailment on Twitter:
More not-so-great news for the #Falcons? RB Steven Jackson (thigh) may miss 2-4 weeks, source says. Officially viewed as week-to-week though
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 17, 2013 Jackson ran three times for no yards against the Rams in Week 2. However, he did catch an eight-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
In a Week 1 loss to the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta's free-agent acquisition ran the ball 11 times for 77 yards, which included a 50-yard scamper in the third quarter. 
Jackson was brought in to add some punch to the Falcons' rushing attack that averaged 3.7 yards per ...

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