When New England Patriots defensive lineman went down with an apparent injury during Sunday night's game against the Falcons the general perception in Atlanta by the fans was that he was faking it; trying to throw the Falcons offense out of rhythm.
We now know they were wrong.
The big man was not faking it all. In fact, he ended up blowing out his right Achilles tendon (yes, it hurts). The injury will pretty much end his season.
His injury is one the Patriots can ill afford. Wilfork is one of the best run stoppers in the NFL. His absence will make the Patriots vulnerable up the middle for sure.