The Falcons are inspiring a ton of love from media and fans after a hot 3-0 start, and while that's a wonderful and fresh experience, it does nothing for their chances of remaning undefeated another week. This beautiful team will have to do that heavy lifting themselves when they welcome the Texans to the Georgia Dome this Sunday.
On paper, this looks like the least challenging game for the Falcons thus far, though there are trouble spots that could turn this into an unexpected problem. The Texans simply don't have the quarterback play and secondary to get in a shootout with the Falcons, although they run the ball well and have a terrifying defensive line that could truly challenge the Falcons' offensive line. So long as Kyle Shanahan can gin up an effective passing plan and Ryan Mallett doesn't suddenly emerge as a terrific quarterback, though, I really like the Falcons at home in this one.
Here's the complete information for the game ahead. Let's hope these Falcons can go 4-0.
Falcons-Texans game info
Game time: Sunday, October 4, 1 p.m. EST
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
TV Channel: CBS
Radio: 92.9 The Game (Wes Durham and Dave Archer)
Listen Live: Caleb Rutherford takes you through the game with live commentary!
Online Stream: Can't give you any legal, live streams, but NFL Gamepass offers a live audio stream of the Wes Durham and Dave Archer call (h/t DaddyIce), and is your best option for watching the games afterwards. DirecTV also has NFL Sunday Ticket, which is worth checking out..
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Injury Report: Injury report TBD today
Odds: Falcons are touchdown favorites
Prediction: Falcons win 27-17
Opposition: Battle Red Blog
2015 Atlanta Falcons schedule
Week 4: Houston Texans, 1 p.m., Sunday, October 4
Week 5 Washington Redskins, 1 p.m., Sunday, October 11
Week 6: @New Orleans Saints, Thursday, October 15
Week 7: @Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., Sunday, October 25
Week 8: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., Sunday, November 1
Week 9: @San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m., Sunday, November 8
Week 10: BYE WEEK
Week 11: Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., Sunday, November 22
Week 12: Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., Sunday, November 29
Week 13: @Buccaneers, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 6
Week 14: @Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 13
Week 15: @Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 20
Week 16: Panthers, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 27
Week 17: Saints, 1 p.m., Sunday, January 3