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New Orleans Saints

Where: Superdome
When: Monday November 2nd, 2009 @ 8:30pm
Network: ESPN
Why: Divisional Game

Importance: Serious Business. If we want the Division, we have to go through Brees and co.

Notes: I am truly frightened by this game.

The Falcons win if: they play the most flawless performance of Coach Smith's/Turner's/Ryan's career.

The Saints win if: Drew Brees, laboring with stomach pains after revealing his true identity as Superman on Halloween night and gorging on candy for 48 straight hours, lays a big fat sweet-smelling chocolatey egg on the field.

Prediction: The Falcons lose, possibly by a bunch. The Saints are likely steamrolling their way to the big one.

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Washington Redskins 
Where: Georgia Dome
When: Sunday November 8th, 2009 @ 1:00pm
Network: FOX
Why: We need at least one guaranteed win this year!

Importance: Meh. This will get ugly. Ew.

Notes: We should win this. We will win this.

The Falcons win if: they show up.

The Redskins win if: they don't lose by a bunch.

Prediction: Falcons demolish them.

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Carolina Panthers Part Deux
Where: Bank of America Stadium
When: Sunday November 15th, 2009 @ 1:00pm
Network: FOX
Why: Divisional Game

Importance: Serious Business, for obvious reasons.

Notes: You know, I thought Carolina was getting better. Think I was wrong.

Prediction: Falcons win. Not quantifying it, but they win.

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New York Giants
Where: Giants Stadium
When: Sunday November 22nd, 2009 @ 1:00pm
Network: FOX
Why: To be the best, you have to beat the best. 

Importance: Pay Attention. The Giants’ running game is superb. Hopefully our D can stop it. A great midseason test.

Notes: Really, the Giants have not looked that good. This is a swing game for me, but with our sloppy performance on the road in Dallas with a well prepared team facing us...We still lose.

Prediction: The Falcons lose, but manage to hang on till the 4th.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
Where: Georgia Dome
When: Sunday November 29th, 2009 @ 1:00pm
Network: FOX
Why: Divisional Game

Importance: Serious Business. Tampa sucks. If they have a win by now, it'll be by sheer luck alone.

Notes: The Bucs are, in a word, sadsack as this point. Hopefully, they will have that win by now. If not, they won't get it in the Georgia Dome.

Prediction: Falcons stomp 'em.

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Philadelphia Eagles
Where: Georgia Dome
When: Sunday December 6th, 2009 @ 1:00pm
Network: FOX
Why: Because Eagles and Falcons are natural enemies.

Importance: Serious Business. Lots of history here plus You Know Who returns to the ATL.

Notes: Vick back, McNabb fightin for a job, Westbrook likely out. Home crowd likely loud (and divergent). I like our chances.

Prediction: Falcons finally get their revenge.

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New Orleans Saints 2: Electric Boogaloo
Where: Georgia Dome
When: Sunday December 13th, 2009 @ 1:00pm
Network: FOX
Why: Divisional Game

Importance: Serious Business. No more joking around. The Saints will have the division title. A win here does, however, almost guarantee a wild-card berth if we can manage to finish out strong (a 3-1 finish would be nice).

Notes: New Orleans could likely be lossless at this point. If so, the home crowd better be a factor. We have got to win this one to keep any playoff hopes alive. Too bad we won't.

Prediction: Falcons lose this one.

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New York Jets 
Where: Giants Stadium
When: Sunday December 20th, 2009 @ 1:00pm
Network: FOX
Why: Because New Yorkers couldn’t get enough of us the first go round against the Giants.

Importance: Pay Attention

Notes: After Dallas, putting this one down as a loss. Another tough road game against a nasty D. Maybe we'll show up? I just don't think so.

Prediction: Falcons lose.

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Buffalo Bills
Where: Georgia Dome
When: Sunday December 27th, 2009 @ 1:00pm
Network: CBS
Why: The Bills are expected to be better this year, especially with TO in the fold. They still suck, though.

Importance: Definitely Meh.

Notes:  Yeah, Buffalo's still Buffalo, and they'll be on our turf.

Prediction: Falcons win by a touchdown or more

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers With a Vengeance
Where: Raymond James Stadium
When: Sunday January 3rd, 2009 @ 1:00pm
Network: FOX
Why: Divisional Game

Importance: Absolultely a Meh.

Notes: Tampa Bay may likely be looking for any win at this point in the season. Missing Gruden yet?

Prediction: Falcons win, even with third stringers. Yes, I said it.

Current season record: 4-2 (Wins against Miami, Carolina, San Francisco, Chicago; losses against NE, DAL)

Current season prediction: 10-6 (Wins: MIA, CAR, SF, CHI, WAS, CAR, TB, PHI, BUF, TB; Loss: NE, DAL, NO, NYG, NO, NYJ)

tlozwarlock's Current Prediction record: 5-1 - Undefeated season gone :(