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Falcons vs. Saints: Atlanta's Week 16 inactives and starters announced prior to kickoff

NEW ORLEANS – For only the second time in the rivalry's history, the Falcons and Saints will play their second game in the span of three weeks.

The winner of Sunday's matchup in New Orleans will clinch a playoff spot, and the Saints can wrap up the NFC South with a win and a Panthers loss to the Bucs. If the Falcons win, they remain in control of their fate in the division and can repeat as NFC South champions with a victory over the Panthers in Week 17.

Ahead of kickoff, Atlanta announced its list of inactive players for the game as well as the starting lineup.




  • OL Sean Harlow
  • OL Andy Levitre
  • CB Leon McFadden
  • CB Deji Olatoye
  • TE Eric Saubert
  • LB Sean Weatherspoon
  • WR Nick Williams


  • WR Austin Carr
  • TE Garrett Griffin
  • DE Trey Hendrickson
  • TE Michael Hoomanawanui
  • DE Al-Quadin Muhammad
  • OL Cameron Tom
  • RB Johnathan Williams * *

Falcons starters listed below have been designated as such on the game card given to the media prior to kickoff and may not reflect the actual personnel on the field at the start of the game.


Offense (position, number, player)

  • WR 11 Julio Jones
  • LT 70 Jake Matthews
  • LG 63 Ben Garland
  • C 51 Alex Mack
  • RG 71 Wes Schweitzer
  • RT 73 Ryan Schraeder
  • TE 81 Austin Hooper
  • WR 12 Mohamed Sanu
  • QB 2 Matt Ryan
  • RB 24 Devonta Freeman
  • FB 40 Derrick Coleman


  • DE 50 Brooks Reed
  • DT 92 Dontari Poe
  • DT 97 Grady Jarrett
  • DE 91 Courtney Upshaw
  • LB 44 Vic Beasley Jr.
  • LB 45 Deion Jones
  • LB 59 De'Vondre Campbell
  • CB 23 Robert Alford
  • CB 34 Brian Poole
  • S 37 Ricardo Allen
  • S 22 Keanu Neal

Special Teams

  • K 3 Matt Bryant
  • KO 5 Matt Bosher
  • P 5 Matt Bosher
  • KR 19 Andre Roberts
  • PR 19 Andre Roberts
  • LS 47 Josh Harris
  • H 5 Matt Bosher
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