The status of one of Atlanta’s top run-stoppers for Sunday’s critical game at Jacksonville will be determined later in the week, particularly in practices Wednesday and Thursday as the Falcons (6-7) try to remain in the wild-card hunt.
Moore, who is fourth on the team with 51 combined tackles and assists despite missing two games with a groin injury, is important against the run.
Atlanta’s run defense just a month ago was ranked No. 1 in the NFL, yet has allowed 191, 166 and 142 rushing yards in the past three games against three of the league’s top five rushing attacks -- Minnesota, Tampa Bay and Carolina. The Jaguars are No. 17, going for 99.3 yards per game.
Atlanta surrendered more than 100 yards just once over its first seven games while going 6-1, allowing an average of 69.9.
In losing six straight games, the Falcons have allowed 117 or more rushing yards five times, and an average of 137.2 yards per game.
Moore, a six-year veteran from Missouri who missed nearly half of last season with a shoulder injury, also has forced a fumble and two interceptions.