(Sporting Alert) — Atlanta Falcons have revealed that wide receiver Julio Jones, who is second in the league this season with 1,428 receiving yards, is active and will play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Jones was forced to sit-out last week’s 31-15 win over the Chicago Bears because of a hip injury, but has recovered enough to feature at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Atlanta (5-9), although struggling overall this season is 4-0 in NFC South division play this season, while New Orleans (6-8) is 2-2.
In an update ahead of the Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has reportedly told friends and teammates that he will play against the Indianapolis Colts.
Murray underwent surgery on his left hand last week, but is expected to play, with reports saying that he will wear a pad to protect his hand.
The Cowboys (10-4), who are fourth in the NFC standings, will look to offer more protections for the star man.
Meanwhile, the following is a list of all the NFL games that are on the schedule as Week 16 and playoff hunts continues.
Week 16 started with two special Saturday fixtures, as the Washington Redskins beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-24 and the San Diego Chargers secured a 38-35 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers.
On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be hoping to clinch a playoff spot when they take on a Kansas City Chiefs team that is also trying to win a slot in the postseason again this season.
The game will be at Heinz Field.
NFL WEEK 16 FIXTURES, ON, DEC 21
TIME (ET) TV CHANNELS LOCATION
Detroit at Chicago 1:00 PM FOX Soldier Field
Kansas City at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM CBS Heinz Field
Cleveland at Carolina 1:00 PM CBS Bank of America Stadium
Minnesota at Miami 1:00 PM FOX Sun Life Stadium
Baltimore at Houston 1:00 PM CBS NRG Stadium
Atlanta at New Orleans 1:00 PM FOX Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Green Bay at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX Raymond James Stadium
New England at NY Jets 1:00 PM CBS MetLife Stadium
NY Giants at St. Louis 4:05 PM FOX Edward Jones Dome
Buffalo at Oakland 4:25 PM CBS O.co Coliseum
Indianapolis at Dallas 4:25 PM CBS AT&T Stadium
Seattle at Arizona 8:30 PM NBC U of Phoenix Stadium