I refuse to believe the Saints game is indicative of where this team's realities lie. I could make any number of quotes here, like "You're as good as your record says.", or "You're never as good/bad as you think you are." but the reality is that this team is still very good and is headed to a stadium whose team isn't very good. Extra rest and an inexperienced QB on the other side spells a potential blowout for the Falcons to get back on the winning track.
Falcons 35 - Titans 10
I really hate predicting blow-outs, but after the debacle of a game in New Orleans, something tells me that this Falcons team is out to prove something. Both the offense and defense played sloppy, and I don't think that is indicative of who this team is anymore. When you couple that with the fact that the Titans are not a very good team, I think the Falcons bounce back in a big way. That's before you even consider that this may be the healthiest the Falcons have been all season. Even though it's on the road, I just don't think the Titans are going to be able to keep up - on either side of the ball.
Falcons 31 - Titans 20
Thinking a Saints loss keyed by three lost fumbles and a blocked punt means the Falcons aren't going to be ready for the 1-4 Titans with ten days of preparation time is ridiculous, and yet I know some of you are thinking that. Any given Sunday and all that stuff, but the Falcons should win this one handily.
Falcons 31 - Titans 17
The past two weeks have been a horrible sample of what the 2015 Falcons are capable of. The Titans are allowing nearly 5 yards per carry, meaning Atlanta's offense should get back to their usual self, and Devonta Freeman should have a big day (hot take). The pass rush can get some much needed momentum against a hobbled Tennessee offensive line and a Quarterback who is partially handicapped if Mariota is starting. The stars are lining up for the Falcons this week, and while I don't think it'll be too lopsided, I see Atlanta winning comfortably.
Falcons 28 - Titans 13
After the New Orleans debacle, I really wanted to temper expectations. But I am simply unable to respect the Tennessee Titans. I do not think highly of their coaching staff or their skill position player. They have some talent, and they are statistically a pretty good team. This is a team that still considers Harry Douglas their starting wide receiver, and he has 81 yards on 23 targets. He is less effective than handing the ball off to Bishop Sankey, and Douglas is their starting wide receiver. The best I can assume the Titans will do is keep the game somewhat competitive. Falcons should win by a lot.
Falcons 38, Titans 6
For a Falcons pass rush looking to get on track, the Titans could be the perfect remedy. Last Sunday, Tennessee's offensive line allowed six sacks against the Miami Dolphins, a team that had mustered just one up until that point. On the season, the Titans have allowed the fourth-most sacks in the league. Vic Beasley and the other pass rushers should come alive Sunday, and Atlanta's high-powered offense should have no trouble scoring on Tennessee's defense, despite their first-ranked pass defense.