We've been waiting for the Falcons to get off the struggle bus these last few weeks and into the...I dunno, success train? That's a thing, right?
Atlanta's had a well-documented issue with turnovers, one that has derailed three straight games and cost them a ton of scoring opportunities. It's more than fair to say that the Falcons would be 7-1 and might even be 8-0 if they had avoided a fumble, interception, or bad snap one or twice during these last few weeks, but what's done is done. I will settle for cleaning up the issues going forward, starting against the San Francisco 49ers this weekend.
As we know, we're catching the 49ers at a good time. They're not a good team right now, they're turning to Blaine Gabbert at quarterback, and their top running backs will all miss this game, along with top cornerback Kenneth Acker. Atlanta has faced favorable situations throughout this season, from Dallas minus Tony Romo and Dez Bryant to the Titans starting Zach Mettenberger, but this is the best one yet.
Our colleagues at Niners Nation aren't feeling great about this one, but San Francisco was a solid team as recently as a year ago. The Falcons can't afford to take them lightly, and after the defense-related intrigue earlier in the week, I can't say I expect them to. May we see a convincing win.
All the game information you need is below.
Falcons-49ers game info
Game time: Sunday, November 8, 4:05 p.m. EST
Location: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
TV Channel: FOX
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, and is your best option for watching the games afterwards. DirecTV also has NFL Sunday Ticket, which is worth checking out..
Announcers: Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale
Injury Report: It looks like the Falcons will be down William Moore and Leonard Hankerson for the second straight week, though we'll know for certain later today.
Prediction: Falcons win 34-20
Opposition: Niners Nation