The third preseason game gives us our best chance to see the Falcons' starters work before the regular season opener against the Eagles, and with the long-awaited return of Tevin Coleman, we might even see the ground game get going. A lot to celebrate, potentially.
Look for Coleman's performance, a hopefully set-in-stone Falcons starting offensive line, key defensive rotations, and a second half that should feature players like Stansly Maponga, Tyler Starr, and Terron Ward making their cases for roster spots. The Falcons' offense will be challenged by a tough, aggressive Miami defense, and the defense will have their hands full with the mobile Ryan Tannehill and the speedy Lamar Miller. It's a nice test, and the last legitimate one the starters are going to get before Week 1 against the Eagles.
As always, we'll hope for a quality performance and no further major injuries. Let it be so.
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Falcons vs. Dolphins Game Info
Game time: Saturday, August 29, 7 p.m. EST
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
TV Channel: CW69
Radio: 92.9 The Game (Wes Durham and Dave Archer)
Listen Live: TheFalcFans/Falcoholic Podcast
Online Stream: The NFL offers its preseason live program for truly live streaming of games like this. Post-game, NFL Rewind is your source for streams.
Announcers: Coy Wire!
Injury Report: Tevin Coleman is in, Devonta Freeman is a gametime call, Desmond Trufant, Peter Konz, Antone Smith, and William Moore are out.
Odds: The Falcons are four point underdogs
Prediction: Falcons lose 28-24
Opposition: The Phinsider