Manager Joe Maddon said Grant Balfour is still the closer as of now.
Balfour had an implosion Sunday of epic proportion. After striking out Dustin Ackley and Cole Gillepsie to begin the 9th, he allowed 6 straight runners to reach base, including two triples, a double, two walks and a single. Balfour's had an up-and-down season, to put it mildly, as he's converted 7 of 9 save attempts, but alternating between 1-2-3's and epic meltdowns. He's almost walking as many batters per nine as he's striking out (7.99 v. 7.61). In shallower leagues feel free to cut bait whether he's got the job or not. ANALYST:
Tevin Coleman (ribs) will play Week 5 against Washington.
Coleman seems to have moved past his rib injury, but while he is expected to play Sunday, he will obviously play a limited role behind Devonta Freeman. The Falcons offense is firing on all cylinders right now and they don't need/want to upset the balance of things while they are on this run. Expect Coleman to work as a part-time change-of-pace back this week. Analysis: Howard Bender
Jadeveon Clowney has a walking boot on his right foot.
Clowney limped off the field late in the game while the Colts were driving down for their final touchdown of the night. He remained on the sidelines with what the Texans are saying is an ankle issue. The oft-injured Clowney will stay in the boot as a precaution and he will be re-evaluated after a couple of days. Analysis: Howard Bender