We've outlined this matchup all week, and it boils down to this: Can Atlanta return to the ground game and turnover-happy defense that won them so many games early in the year? If not, explosive, rapidly maturing Jacksonville is probably going to win this one handily.
We'll hope Atlanta's decision to get their young players more involved, and the lack of urgent pressure to win thanks to their extremely remote playoff chances, will give the Falcons the boost they need. If it doesn't, I'm at least hoping for a watchable game.
Atlanta's going to win.
Falcons-Jaguars game info
Game time: Sunday, December 20, 1 p.m. EST
Location: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
TV Channel: FOX
Radio: 92.9 The Game (Wes Durham and Dave Archer)
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: Dick Stockton, David Diehl, Kristina Pink
Injury Report: Paul Worrilow is out, and the Jaguars will be without T.J. Yeldon.
Odds: Falcons are underdogs
Prediction: Falcons lose, 35-24
Opposition Blog: Big Cat Country