"The feeling inside that huddle was all positive," Gonzalez said. "There was no doubt in my mind that we were going to get the job done. It hurts real bad."
--DT Corey Peters ruptured his right Achilles against San Francisco and was placed on injured reserve and is scheduled for surgery. Falcons coach Mike Smith said it was a non-contact injury.
"This is going to be a tough offseason for Corey," Smith said. "The rehab time on an Achilles puts us close to the start of next season. He's going to have to get it going and hit it, but I know he will. I feel for Corey. It's tough injury to have especially at this time of season."
Also, Peters is scheduled to become a free agent.
--S Zeke Motta will have surgery to repair a fracture of the C1 vertebrae in his neck. Motta suffered the injury during Atlanta's 27-26 victory over the Redskins on Dec. 15. Smith said the recovery time for Motta's injury is 4-6 weeks. The rookie was placed on injured reserve.
--FS Thomas DeCoud returned to action after missing a game while in the league's concussion protocol program.
--RB Antone Smith (knee) played against San Francisco after being inactive against Washington.
--LB Sean Weatherspoon did not play against San Francisco after leaving the Washington game with a knee injury in the third quarter. He was listed as questionable for the game despite not practicing at all last week in another dubious injury report designation by the Falcons.