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--WR Harry Douglas broke the 1,000-yard barrier for the first time in his career after catching five passes for 46 yards on Monday night. This season, Douglas has caught 78 passes for 1,009 yards with two touchdowns.

--LB Stephen Nicholas posted his best game of the season, logging 10 tackles (nine solo) with two tackles for loss, one pass defensed, and one sack. Nicholas notched his first sack of the season when he dropped Kaepernick for a six-yard loss. Nicholas has recorded eight sacks during his career.

--WR Roddy White continued his late season surge, catching a season-high 12 passes for 141 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown. White's 12 catches were one shy of his career best 13, set at Pittsburgh in 2010 while Monday marked his 11th career 10-catch game and his second game with 10-plus catches this season.

--DT Corey Peters (Achilles) did not practice on Wednesday.

--TE Tony Gonzalez (toe) was limited in practice on Wednesday.

--TE Tony Gonzalez caught eight passes for 63 yards and one touchdown, giving him 79 receptions, 803 yards and eight touchdowns this season. Gonzalez is the NFL's leading active receiver and ranks fifth in league history with 111 career touchdown receptions. Additionally, he has caught a touchdown in each of the last four games. Gonzalez tied TE Alge Crumpler for fifth in franchise history with his 35th touchdown reception since joining the Falcons in 2009. He is one of seven players in club history to record 30-or-more touchdown receptions.

--WR Drew Davis set up Steven Jackson's two-yard touchdown run when he logged a career long 59-yard reception. Davis caught a 14-yard pass over the middle then spun away from a group of tacklers before racing down the sideline to the Atlanta 5-yard line. Davis finished the game with three catches for 70 yards.

--LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.

--RB Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday.

--WR Darius Johnson (right ankle sprain) returned to practice and was limited on Wednesday.

--RB Steven Jackson scored on a 2-yard touchdown run in the first half against the 49ers, giving him six rushing touchdowns in the last five games. Jackson has scored seven total touchdowns in 2013, six rushing and one receiving. Jackson has totaled 62 career rushing touchdowns, which rank fourth among active players. His 71 total touchdowns (62 rushing, nine receiving) are the third most among active running backs. Additionally, Jackson has scored five-or-more rushing touchdowns in seven of his 13 NFL seasons.

--DE Jonathan Massaquoi also dropped Kaepernick for a sack, giving him a career-best four sacks this season. Massaquoi is one of five Falcon defenders with 3.5-or-more sacks in 2013.

--CB Robert Alford (ankle) was limited in practice on Wednesday.

--QB Matt Ryan finished the game completing a career high 37 of 48 passes (77.1 percent) for 348 yards with two touchdowns, two interceptions and a 93.1 passer rating. Monday night marked Ryan's seventh 300-yard game of the season and the seventh time this year that he has completed over 70 percent of his passes. Ryan has also thrown for two-or-more touchdowns in nine games in 2013.

--LB Joplo Bartu had one the best games of his young career, collaring 11 total tackles (10 solo) with one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131226/atlanta-falcons-playerwatch