5 things to know about the Falcons on Tuesday

The Falcons fell to the Seahawks 26-24 on a controversial call. The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and DJ Sixsmith discuss the missed pass interference call towards the end of the game.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, second from right, has a mild exchange of words with Seattle Seahawks' Michael Bennett, left, Bobby Wagner (54) and Cliff Avril (56), during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, second from right, has a mild exchange of words with Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett, left, Bobby Wagner (54) and Cliff Avril (56), during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

After losing 26-24 to the Seattle Seahawks, the Falcons (4-2) are set to face the rested San Diego Chargers (2-4) at 4:05 Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Tuesday:

1. Injury report. Falcons coach Dan Quinn didn’t have any updates on defensive tackle Derrick Shelby (ankle/foot/calf), wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion) or cornerback C.J. Goodwin (hamstring).

2. Linebacker update. After Falcons rookie linebackers Deion Jones and De’Vondre Campbell were limited to part-time duty in their return from ankle injuries Quinn said both players could return to the starting lineup against the Chargers. Jones (ankle) played 26 of 66 defensive snaps against the Seahawks on Sunday and Campbell (high ankle sprain) played 21.

3. Collins update. Cornerback Jalen Collins was inactive for the second straight game since returning from a four-game league suspension. Quinn said Collins had a good practice week before the Seahawks game and “is ready to play.”

4. NFL to review non-call. Quinn said he expects officials in the NFL office to review the controversial play that ended his team’s hopes of winning at Seattle. Game officials did not penalize Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman for grabbing wide receiver Julio Jones’ right arm with the ball in the air on what turned out to be the Falcons’ final play.

5. Matthews block not a cheap shot. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett called out Falcons tackle Jake Matthews for a cut block that forced Bennett to leave Sunday’s game with a knee injury. After the game Bennett told the Seattle Times that the block was a “scary, (expletive) move. Honestly, I think if you dive at someone else’s legs, you’re a little (expletive).” Quinn said the block was not a “cheap shot.”


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