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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Zach LaVine Black Jersey . -- The Atlanta Falcons have relied heavily on a 1-2 punch at running back.Devonta Freeman may have to carry the load for a while.Tevin Coleman is hobbled by a hamstring injury, keeping him out of practice Wednesday and raising doubts about his status for Sundays game in Atlanta against the Green Bay Packers.The Falcons (4-3) already juggled the 53-man roster to bolster their depth in the backfield, promoting Terron Ward from the practice squad and signing another NFL-tested running back, Stevan Ridley.But Freeman figures to get most of the carries if Coleman cant go.You know how the NFL is, Freeman said with a shrug. Next man up.Coleman, who was hurt in last weekends overtime loss to San Diego, will likely be rehabbing his injury the rest of the week. Coach Dan Quinn isnt ready to rule him out against the Packers.We dont know the extent of where Tevins injury will be, Quinn said. Well take it all the way through the week and then make our determination.The coach is optimistic that Coleman wont be out for an extended period.Were hopeful its going to be shorter than longer, Quinn said. He felt better today. Hell participate in some running and rehab, but he wont practice.Freeman has rushed for 508 yards, averaging 4.8 yards per carry and scoring two touchdowns, while Coleman has run for 234 yards with a 4.0 average and five TDs. Both are also key members of the passing game, with Freeman ranking third on the team with 22 receptions for 169 yards and Coleman going for 330 yards on 19 receptions.Atlanta would love to have them both on the field against Green Bay (4-2), which has allowed just 71.8 yard per game to rank first in the NFL against the run. No matter what, dont expect the Falcons to abandon the balance that is a hallmark of their high-scoring offense. They lead the league with an average of 32.1 points a game.Theyre a great defense, Freeman said, but I feel like were a great offense.If Coleman cant go, Ward figures to be the top backup. He played in 13 games as a rookie, rushing for 95 yards and catching nine passes, only to get forced to the practice squad in his second season when Coleman claimed a more substantial role and a rash of injuries at linebacker left the Falcons needing an extra roster spot.Ward took his demotion without complaint and is eager to show hes capable of stepping in when needed.You work to play on Sundays, he said, sitting at his locker before practice. Its another opportunity, and Ive got to make the most of it.The 27-year-old Ridley was a key contributor at New England his first three seasons, rushing for 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2012. But a severe knee injury two years ago sidetracked his career, and he hasnt played at all this season after getting cut by both Detroit and Indianapolis during the preseason.He impressed the Falcons during a workout Tuesday, though his tenure with the team will likely be determined by how long Coleman is out.Quinn cant wait to have his top two backs together again.They make a terrific tandem, the coach said. We love the back and forth. Were bummed that Tev got banged up in the game the other day, but Free is totally capable of handling the workload.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at . His work can be found at .---AP NFL website: and ;Lauri Markkanen Jersey . Now, with Game 6 set for Fenway Park and an 8:07 p.m. ET first pitch, the Detroit Tigers face the unenviable task of having to beat the Boston Red Sox twice, on the road, to advance to the World Series. Lauri Markkanen Black Jersey . Detroit and Boston are deadlocked, 1-1, and Tigers manager Jim Leyland could be forgiven if he was caught rationalizing instead of dissecting how his club could blow a 5-1 lead late in Game 2. . The 18-year-old American had five birdies in her bogey-free round for a 17-under total of 196. Lee held the overnight lead but mixed three birdies with two bogeys for a 70. MORAGA, Calif. -- Randy Bennett couldnt say enough good things about his teams offense after No. 17 Saint Marys reached triple digits for the first time in nearly four years.It was the defense that bothered the Gaels coach, a message that Bennett delivered strongly to his players after the game.Emmett Naar had 16 points and 11 assists to pace seven scorers in double figures in the Gaels 110-72 victory over Prairie View A&M on Wednesday night.We were not engaged enough in what we were supposed to be doing, Bennett said after the Gaels allowed the Panthers to shoot 44.6 percent from the field. We need to get better defensively. Were not good enough.The Gaels scored in triple digits for the first time since Dec. 12, 2012, when they beat Jackson State 120-67.More than half the points came from Saint Marys bench, which outscored the Panthers 63-30.I dont think anyone scored 20, which is pretty good, Naar said. Having a deep bench like that is amazing. For the other team its more guys to worry about, more guys to scout. It just adds a lot to our team.Naar, an All-West Coast Conference pick as a sophomore last season who was held to six points in the Gaels season-opener, shot 7 of 9 from the field. He scored eight points in the first 5 minutes of the second half, including two 3-pointers as part of a 15-4 run.Jock Landale added 13 points and eight rebounds while Stefan Gonzalez had 14 points for Saint Marys (2-0).L.J. Westbrook had 13 points for Prairie View A&M (1-2), which was coming off a win over defending Mountain West champ Fresno State.We kept fighting the best we could, Panthers coach Byron Smith said. Theres something to be said for playing a talented team like that. It gets you ready.Kyle Clark had 10 of his 12 points in the first half, including two 3s, and Jordan Ford sscored eight points over the final 5 minutes as the Gaels built a 54-37 halftime lead. Zach LaVine Womens Jersey. Ford did not play in Saint Marys season-opening win after getting banged around in the preseason.BIG PICTUREPrairie View A&M: Smiths team wasnt able to build off its upset of Fresno State two days earlier and couldnt recover after falling behind early. That could be expected following three games in six days. The schedule lightens up a bit now, so that should help.Saint Marys: The Gaels looked crisp on both ends of the court and beat the Panthers to almost every loose ball, typical for a Bennett-coached team. The ball movement was also strong -- 26 assists -- which should give them some momentum heading onto the road for the first time this season.JUGGLING THE LINEUPBennett said hes committed to his starting lineup but acknowledged the Gaels depth could lead him to jumble it at some point. This team is going to keep evolving, Bennett said. Thats going to be the tricky thing because there are some guys coming off the bench that can really help us. I like our depth a lot. We just have to get all those guys comfortable and get them to understand their role.POLL IMPLICATIONSBeating a smaller Prairie View A&M team isnt likely to move the Gaels up much but the way they did it -- dominating in every meaningful category including rebounds, assists, second-chance points -- should earn them a little more credit.UP NEXTPrairie View A&M: The Panthers make their final stop on a season-opening four-game trip at Texas San Antonio on SaturdaySaint Marys: The Gaels leave the comforts of home for the first time this season when they travel to play Dayton on Saturday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '