Devonta Freeman Ejected, Matt Ryan Hurt as Falcons Reach New Low

John Healy
October 20, 2019 - 4:31 pm

The 2019 Atlanta Falcons season continues to sink to new depths.

In Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, a scuffle broke out in the third quarter between Falcons running back Devonta Freeman and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald following an interception from Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

Donald, who stands at 6-foot-1, 280 pounds, literally picked up the 5-foot-8, 206-pound Freeman, who was grabbing Donald’s facemask.

When Freeman’s feet finally retouched the ground, he swung a punch at Donald’s head as players from both teams rushed over to break up the two.

The officials ejected Freeman following the incident while Donald remained in the game.

Freeman left the game with just 19 yards on seven carries.

At the start of the fourth quarter, things took another turn for the Falcons when Donald sacked Ryan and forced him to leave the game with an ankle injury down 27-3.

The Falcons went on to lose the game, 37-10, and dropped to 1-6 on the season. The disappointment in Atlanta could soon result in head coach Dan Quinn losing his job, possibly before the end of the season.

If Ryan’s injury is of any significance, it only makes matters worse for Atlanta, who may have to decide if they want to part ways with Ryan in the offseason and start a rebuild with a new quarterback if the losing continues and they position themselves with a high draft pick.

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