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Jackson's goals have been dashed with Falcons

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FLOWERY BRANCH, GA (AP) -

Steven Jackson was looking forward to showing what he could do on a winning team, to really making his mark on the national stage.

It hasn't worked out that way.

Jackson is mired in the worst season on his decade-long career, and any hope he had of carrying the Atlanta Falcons to a Super Bowl title are long gone.

After missing four games with a hamstring injury, Jackson has been largely invisible since returning -- 33 carries for 74 yards and two of the worst performances of his career. He ran for just 6 yards on 11 attempts against Arizona. Last weekend, he managed only 11 yards on nine carries in a loss to Seattle.

The slumping Falcons (2-7) travel to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers (1-8) on Sunday.

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