FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons downgraded quarterback Michael Vick to questionable Saturday with an injured right knee.

If Vick is too hurt to play Sunday when Atlanta (3-1) hosts New England (2-2), Matt Schaub will start at quarterback. Vick left last week’s win over Minnesota after Vikings rookie defensive end Erasmus James fell on him in the second quarter and sprained the two-time Pro Bowl selection’s medial collateral ligament.

Coach Jim Mora, who listed Vick as probable the last three days, now believes the two-time Pro Bowl selection has just a 50 percent chance of playing.

Vick has an 18-4 career record at the Georgia Dome. Schaub has never started a home game. He lost his one start last year when the Falcons visited New Orleans.

AP-ES-10-08-05 1850EDT


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