The Falcons know how to win. They also know how to make you believe they won't win until the very last second, forcing you to keep a defibrillator next to the couch. It's exhausting.
As noted ad nauseum this week, the Browns aren't going to cordially invite the Falcons to beat the crap out of them. They're a team stumbling into an identity, but one that has quality players and has shown a propensity for hanging in games much longer than expected. The Falcons will have their hands full.
I still expect the Falcons to win. They have the feel of a coalescing team right now, having survived close calls against the Saints and 49ers, and Roddy White is on the verge of setting the entire friggin' world on fire. If they put it all together this week, it may not matter what the Browns bring to the table in the first place.
I had you all mentally preparing for Jake Delhomme all week, but it appears that Seneca Wallace is going to start for the Browns. He's more of a ball control, short pass kind of guy, so that changes everything. Look for the Falcons to key in on the Browns' ground game.
Enough rambling. Use this as your all-purpose discussion thread for the game. I'll join you and post new threads as our traffic demands it. See you past the jump.
Where? Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Weather? Dreary and desolate. It's Cleveland. I didn't even have to look at a weather report.
Injuries? Michael Jenkins is not playing, but Curtis Lofton and Sean Weatherspoon are healthy and ready to go.
The Browns could be missing Alex Mack, one of the better centers in the league. Immediately upgrade Jonathan Babineaux's chance of wreckin' some fools.
Foe? Say hello to Dawgs By Nature. Good group of Browns fans over that way.
GO FALCONS! Let's brownout these Browns!