The Falcons are favored in this one and I'm forecasting a win, but this is not the sad-sack Browns team of yesteryear. They have two quality young backs, Josh Gordon is a terror and there are quality pieces on defense, even if injuries have weakened the unit somewhat. I won't be taking this opponent lightly, not that any of us are after the five game skid that came quite close to derailing the season entirely.
To win this one and make some headway on a putrid W/L record against the Browns—see below—the Falcons will need to improve on offense and slow down both Gordon and rookie backs Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell. Do that and you've got a chance to win one and, depending on what the Saints do against the Ravens, build on that slim NFC South lead. Let's hope they've got improvement in them.
Falcons vs. Browns Game Info
Game time: Sunday, November 23rd, 1 p.m. EST
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
TV Channel: CBS
Radio: 92.9 the Game and 790 the Zone
Prediction: Falcons win by 7
The Competition: Dawgs By Nature
Series Record: 3-10. That's pretty dismal.