The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter is in Seattle and joins Noah Coslov to compare this year’s start to last year’s and get into how the Falcons will attack the Seahawks’ defense on Sunday.
Atlanta Falcons’ Robenson Therezie runs toward a tackling dummy during practice at the University of Washington Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Seattle. Rather than head home, the team traveled directly to Seattle after a football game Sunday in Denver, ahead of playing the Seattle Seahawks this coming Sunday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
SEATTLE — After posting a stunning 23-16 upset victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos, the Falcons (4-1) are set to face the Seattle Seahawks (3-1) at 4:25 p.m. Sunday in Seattle.
Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Thursday:
1. Practice. The Falcons are set to practice at 4 p.m. at the University of Washington. Rain is expected and the team has a contingency to play go inside if there are thunderstorms. “We do have a contingency plan if we get the type of weather where you can’t participate outside,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “It’s the Pacific Northwest where there is rain. We are equipped for that to stay outside or if we have to go indoors because of thunder storms.”
2. Injury report. Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones (knee bruise), left guard Andy Levitre (knee bruise) and defensive end Dwight Freeney (not injury related) did not practice on Wednesday. Linebackers De’Vondre Campbell (high ankle sprain), Deion Jones (ankle) and Paul Worrilow (groin) returned to practice on Wednesday on a limited basis. Defensive end Brooks Reed (thumb) was also limited. Campbell and Jones said they planned to play on Sunday. Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (elbow) and cornerback Desmond Trufant (wrist) were listed on the injury report .
3. Flex time. The time for the Falcons game against the Green Bay Packers on October 30th has been moved to 4:25 p.m. the NFL announced on Wednesday.
4. Ryan digs the long ball. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is having a great deal of success throwing the deep ball.
5. Cheap rental fee. Our pal Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reported that the Falcons paid University of Washington $4,100 to use of their facilities for the week. The undefeated Huskies have a bye week.
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