The Atlanta Falcons somehow find ways to gut out wins and they picked up another tough victory in Week 7 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In a pivotal divisional matchup, the Falcons were able to overcome three lost fumbles to steal the win over the Buccaneers, who are their closest competition for the NFC South.
It was a game of attrition as both offenses struggled to move the football, though Atlanta head coach Arthur Smith stuck to his philosophy of running the football.
However, fans and analysts alike were confused as Smith did not have Bijan Robinson out on the field very much and the rookie running back had no opportunities.
Smith later revealed at halftime that Robinson was dealing with some sort of illness and that he wasn’t likely to see any touches in the second half.
However, it looks like Robinson is past whatever was bothering him as he was able to practice in full and is seemingly good to go for Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans, via Don Kleiman.
Robinson was active for the #Bucs game on Sunday but only played 11 snaps, receiving one touch.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 25, 2023
There was some noticeable frustration from the fans as there was no prior reporting on Robinson feeling sick, so his absence was glaring in the first half.
In his place, Tyler Allgeier and Cordarrelle Patterson handled all of the running back snaps though Robinson did get one meaningless carry late in the game.
The league is looking into the matter, but the important thing for the Falcons is their star running back is healthy and should suit up against the Titans.NEXT: NFL Reportedly Investigating The Falcons Regarding Bijan Robinson