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RB Steven Jackson - Atlanta Falcons

6-2, 233Born: 7-22-1983College: Oregon StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 24

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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Dec 22): Jackson suffered a quad injury and didn't return to the game - he'll be evaluated further on Monday to determine the exact nature and severity of the injury. In his absence, the Falcons used a committee of Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers, which could be the formula for the winner-takes-the-NFC-South showdown with Carolina on Sunday. Reports on Monday claimed that Jackson 'should' be ready for the season finale, but he is a notoriously slow-healer so stay tuned to the practice reports about him this week.

Week 17: vs Carolina Panthers

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

13 vs ARI 18 101 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 at GB 16 50 1 2 2 26 0 0
15 vs PIT 11 46 0 1 1 11 0 0
16 at NO 4 9 0 1 1 14 0 0

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 14 vs GB (16 / 50 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)

As usual, Jackson began the game with a nice gain off the left side. This time the nice gain from Jackson was a huge gap up the middle for 10 yards where he ran through a wrap to the legs after seven yards. Jackson then spun through a small crease off right guard for four yards, earning most of it after contact. However, once Atlanta tried a perimeter run, it was out-flanked. Jackson had to cut back the toss play just gain a couple of yards. Later in the drive, Jackson scored up left guard on a five-yard run. In the second quarter, Jackson was held to two small gains on interior runs in Atlanta's second series of the game. By the late second quarter, Atlanta was down by 17 and Jackson's next carry was a seven-yard bounce to right end and he followed with four yards and a first down off right tackle. Jackson's next bit of work came inside the three of Green Bay early in the third quarter where he wasst stuffed for no gain and didn't see another red zone touch on the drive. He earned 10 yards late in the third quarter on a check-down after Matt Ryan had plenty of time to survey the field. He later had a gain that put Atlanta inside the Packers' 15 nullified by an illegal shift by Julio Jones. Jackson had a patient run from the five to the two of Green Bay later in that drive to set up a score. He also gained over 20 yards on the final Atlanta scoring drive of the game to get inside the Packers 20, working off the official to get a little rub. He also gained nearly eight yards to the two yard line on a shotgun run up the middle inside three minutes. Overall, Jackson had a solid game, but came within 5-7 yards of a 3-touchdown evening. While Atlanta's offensive line has shown slight, if not moderate, improvement, Green Bay's defense was a big factor in this contest.

2014 Week 15 vs PIT (11 / 46 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

The veteran flashed his vintage Pro Bowl form on half of his carries and minimal production on the other half thanks to the Falcons offensive line. He began the game with an eight-yard gain on a delay off right tackle, exhibiting a tough finish with a head-on collision. The next play, Jackson was stuffed at left guard to set up a third and two. Three plays later, Jackson earned a first down with a nice cutback on a wind-back play, dragging Troy Polamalu for extra yards to get into Pittsburgh territory. And as became the case most of the game, Jackson followed with only earned two yards off right guard on the following run. Atlanta's line failed to sustain blocking that could give Atlanta a true run threat to set up the passing game consistently. Jackson alter had an excellent cutback off left guard and he broke a tackle in the second level to get the first down past midfield in the mid-third quarter. He also took a run to right end inside the five to set up an Atlanta touchdown. Jackson routinely showed power while moving downhill and agility to hop over wraps to his lower legs.

2014 Week 16 vs NO (4 / 9 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

The Saints buried Jackson early in this game with run blitzes and stuffed the back during the first two series of the game. Jackson's first decent game was a 14-yard run up the right seamon a short check-down to begin the second quarter. The only good run of the half for Jackson was a gain off right tackle during the fourth series for the Falcons with 5:30 left in the half. He took a hit to the thigh that ended his day on the play. According to early reports, Jackson has a minor quadriceps injuryand should be ready to play in Week 17.


Latest News

Falcons | Steven Jackson undergoes MRI (Mon Dec 22, 02:53 PM) - Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) is believed to have underwent an MRI to determine the severity of his injury.

Our View: With a win, they're in the playoffs. The Falcons have a huge game against the Panthers in Week 17. The initial reports are that the injury is not serious, so expect to see Jackson in the lineup.
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Falcons | Steven Jackson should play (Mon Dec 22, 09:23 AM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) is expected to be ready for Week 17.

Our View: It's a big game for the Falcons this week. Their Week 17 game against the Panthers will determine who wins the NFC South--and who advances to the postseason. With Jackson a bit banged up, we could see more playing time for guys like Jacquizz Rodgers or rookie Devonta Freeman.
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Falcons | Steven Jackson out for game (Sun Dec 21, 02:50 PM) - Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) has been ruled out for the rest of the team's Week 16 game because of his quadriceps injury.

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Falcons | Steven Jackson leaves with injury (Sun Dec 21, 02:14 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps injury in Week 16 and is considered questionable to return.

Our View: Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers will get the backfield work. Jackson had been healthy for the first 14 weeks before this injury.
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