5 things to know about the Falcons on Wednesday 

Matt Ryan on the move against Arizona. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

FLOWERY BRANCH —  The Falcons (7-4) are set to face the rugged Kansas City Chiefs (8-3) at 1 p.m. at the Georgia Dome. 

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

1. Practice. The Falcons return to practice at 1:50 p.m. and will start installing their game plan for the Chiefs. 

2. Ryan’s corner. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will speak to the media after practice. The offense is on pace to set a franchise record for most points in a season with 521.

3. Defensive plan. Defensive coordinator Richard Smith will discuss how the unit plans to move forward without Pro Bowl cornerback Desmond Trufant (torn pectoral surgery) and defensive end Adrian Clayborn (knee surgery), who can make it back by the final game and any potential playoff game(s). 

4. Roster moves. The Atlanta Falcons have signed center Trevor Robinson and cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson to the active roster. The team has also signed offensive lineman Kevin Graf to the practice squad. In order to make these moves, the Falcons waived punter Matt Wile and placed Trufant on injured reserve.

5. Turnover Kings. The Chiefs are powered by their marauding defense. They lead the league in turnover differential with a plus-14. Former Georgia standout Justin Houston has returned to form. Eric Berry (Creekside High) is laying clean big-hits on folks and Ramik Wilson, who also played at Georgia, is playing well at inside linebacker. Cornerback Marcus Peters (five interceptions, three fumble recoveries) is chief ball-hawker. Falcons assistant general manager Scott Pioli drafted Houston. 


D. Orlando Ledbetter, an award-winning journalist, is The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's beat writer for the Atlanta Falcons.

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