The Atlanta Falcons entered the 2019 NFL season with plenty of promise and dreams of a deep playoff run.
However, just seven weeks in the season, the Falcons are better positioned for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft than they are for a playoff berth.
At 1-6 on the season, Atlanta shipped wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots for a second-round pick. The move came after the team's loss to the Los Angeles Rams this weekend - the team's fifth-straight loss.
But that was just the start of the bad news.
Star quarterback Matt Ryan left Sunday's game with an ankle injury after a hit from Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
Head coach Matt Quinn revealed Ryan won't be on the practice field today and will be re-evaluated later in the week.
Ryan is second in the league in passing with 2,170 yards and is tied for the lead with 15 touchdown passes. Unfortunately, he's also been turnover prone and sits tied for third in interceptions with eight.
If Ryan is unable to go this weekend, the Falcons will hand over the reigns to veteran quarterback Matt Schaub.
The backup completed 6-of-6 passes for 65 yards and a touchdown after he took over for Ryan on Sunday.