The Falcons Vic Beasley beat the Packers handily last night but both teams suffered a number of injuries during the game.
Atlanta saw three players leave and not return. Right tackle Ryan Schraeder was ruled out with a concussion and defensive tackle Courtney Upshaw left with an ankle issue.
Worst of all, the Falcons saw their best pass rusher, outside linebacker Vic Beasley go down with a hamstring injury.
Good news: according to Jim Trotter at ESPN, the team does not believe it’s serious and he will undergo more tests today:
As of last night, the Falcons didn’t believe Vic Beasley’s hamstring injury was serious. Awaiting further tests today.[@JimTrotter_NFL]
Beasley led the NFL in sacks and forced fumbles last season, so losing him for any length of time would obviously be a blow for Atlanta’s defense.
However, if we learned anything from last night’s game it’s that the Falcons pass rush is much deeper and more potent now than it has been in recent years, so missing any one edge rusher may not be the end of the world.
Takkarist McKinley and Adrian Clayborn both laid a couple of big hits on Aaron Rodgers, who was consistently under pressure throughout the game.
We will be posting an update on Beasley as well as Schraeder and Upshaw later in the week.