He was diagnosed with a concussion. Minutes prior to that, he collided with Bell and continued to play on. Young is in the concussion protocol. He ended the evening with 12 points off the bench.
In addition to Monday night’s contest, nine of the next 10 games are at home for the Warriors. They will not leave the state of California for the remainder of the calendar year.
Tampa Bay (4-7) had closed a 27-6 deficit to seven points early in the fourth quarter and was trying for one last chance to attack an Atlanta defense that was showing signs of cracking down the stretch. Ryan, though, converted on third-down passes to Jones and Sanu before Tevin Coleman iced the victory with a 14-yard scoring run with 1:53 remaining.
The Falcons converted on 11 of 14 third-down attempts and now have a 65.9 percentage during their three-game winning streak. Ryan says the two go hand-in-hand as the offense’s comfort level working under first-year coordinator Steve Sarkisian continues to grow.
“When you’re converting on third downs like that, you can stay on the field and get into a rhythm,” he said. “We’ve been doing a nice job lately in the red zone, too. That leads to being successful.”
The Ravens have three shutouts this season, and Houston’s offense has struggled mightily since the season-ending injury to quarterback Deshaun Watson. The Texans then lost running back D’Onta Foreman for the season last week. The good news for Houston is Baltimore’s offense has been inept all season. It might take a defensive score from either team to win Monday’s game.