Tony Gonzalez active, Darren Sproles inactive

Tony Gonzalez has been marked active for the Atlanta Falcons for Thursday night’s game against the New Orleans Saints. Gonzalez missed practice Monday and Tuesday because of a toe injury. He was able to return to practice Wednesday as a limited participant, however. Whether Gonzalez is 100 percent remains to be seen, but there’s no Hockey Cheap Jerseys doubt his presence will be a relief to quarterback Matt Ryan.

“You look at Trent’s runs, for whatever reason, there’s penetration (by defenders),” Pagano said. “You feel bad. A guy gets the ball handed off to him and all of a sudden, there’s a guy sitting there for whatever reason.”

While Richardson has struggled to find any running room with the Colts, Donald Brown has had no such problem. The fifth-year back is averaging a career-best 5.9 yards per attempt and has 51 yards more than Cheap Miami Heat Jerseys Richardson, despite 41 fewer carries.

The Colts will next travel to face the highly-ranked defense of the Arizona Cardinals that ranks as the second-best at stopping the run.

Portland claimed the No. 8 seed over the Nuggets, who have fallen back to the pack. A devastating Trail Blazers head-to-head win on Tuesday makes every game down the stretch crucial for both teams.

Current tiebreaker: Portland won the season series over Denver, 3-1.

Who has the tougher schedule? Portland finishes with six of its final eight games at home, while Denver plays six of its final eight games on the road. The Trail Blazers, though, see the Jazz twice, take on the Rockets and have a tough matchup against the Spurs.