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8-5, 3rd in NFC South

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

For those wondering, Falcons made it to Tampa around 5:30 p.m. today without any delays despite the power outage at the Atlanta airport. They fly out of a different part of the airport so avoided any problems. Staff members already dining in downtown Tampa so no concerns. Falcons take on Buccaneers on Monday night.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons get no help from the Panthers and Saints today in terms of the division race, with both winning and improving to 10-4. Falcons, at 8-5 and in the final wildcard spot, face the 4-9 Buccaneers on Monday night. Saints currently the third seed and the Panthers the fifth seed in the NFC.

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The Seahawks and Falcons face more playoff leverage today than anyone else.

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Falcons' Coleman ruled out vs. Buccaneers

Atlanta Falcons' running back Tevn Coleman has been ruled out of Monday night's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a concussion.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons WR Julio Jones topped the fan vote at his position in the NFC with 541,571 votes. Jones already been named to four Pro Bowls since entering the league in 2011. He currently leads the Falcons with 1,161 receiving yards on 73 catches with three touchdowns. No other Falcon led the fan vote at a position.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong praised the play of rookies Damontae Kazee and Eric Saubert throughout the season. Saubert making a return from a back injury that kept him out the last game. On Kazee, Armstrong said: ``Just his grit, his competitiveness. Last week, he retraced off a contain, ended up making a tackle on kickoff coverage. He plays bigger than his size.''

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones talks about what defensive coverage he expects from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night. Certainly won't see 10 defenders, as Bucs coach Dirk Koetter joked about.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons' injury report: DE Adrian Clayborn limited off hamstring injury while RG Wes Schweitzer (groin) and TE Eric Saubert (back) return to full participation.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn gives a shout out to Star Wars characters Darth Vader and Yoda.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said RB Tevin Coleman remains in the concussion protocol.

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Falcons look to replicate last season's late surge (0:45)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

In talking about Aaron Rodgers' late season return from a broken right collarbone and if it is worth the risk, Matt Ryan reflected on his own return from a turf toe injury years ago to finish the season. "I think you have to trust your doctors."

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Pair of Jones' is key for an Atlanta victory (0:38)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons' injury report: Adrian Clayborn, the team's sack leader, didn't practice due to a hamstring injury. Mohamed Sanu, the team leader in TD receptions, limited by knee injury. Both starting guards banged up, with Levitre unlikely to play.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons Vic Beasley Jr., the reigning NFL sack champ, talks about drawing added attention this year and how he's handled it.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn on if starting left guard Andy Levitre will need surgery for his triceps injury: ``Not that we're aware of at this time.'' Levitre still not practicing. Ben Garland will continue to fill in at left guard.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn said Vic Beasley Jr. has had less rushing opportunities to get sacks because he's asked Beasley to do a lot more with dropping into coverage. Quinn expects to feature Beasley more as a rusher moving forward the rest of the season with Duke Riley back from injury at inside linebacker, meaning De'Vondre Campbell would see those SAM reps that Beasley's been getting.

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Falcons coach Dan Quinn said RB Tevin Coleman remains in the concussion protocol.

Team Stats

Passing Yards246.612th
Rushing Yards116.812th
Points For22.615th
Points Against20.19th