The Falcons proved they were a good team a week ago. Now they can prove, definitively, that they can beat just about anybody in the NFL.
Taking on the Seahawks will in some ways be more challenging than Denver, because while the Broncos have a terrific defense, they do not have Russell Wilson at quarterback. A rested Seattle team that is pretty familiar with Dan Quinn’s preferred defense is one of the tougher matchups on the docket, and will be another major test for this new-look Atlanta team.
If Atlanta loses this game, I don’t take their status as contenders any less seriously, because Seattle is so good. If they win, however, they’ll be 5-1, in complete control of the NFC South, and looking as good as they have in years. Let’s hope they win, then.
Here’s what you need to know for the game ahead.
Falcons-Seahawks Week 6 rundown
Game time: Sunday, October 16, 4:25 p.m. EST
Location: CenturyLink Stadium, Seattle, Washington
TV Channel: FOX
Radio: 92.9 The Game (Wes Durham and Dave Archer)
Online Stream: 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, Ronder Barber, Jennifer Hale
Injury Report: Not everyone’s going to be a lock to play, but this is the healthiest the Falcons have been in weeks. WEEKS!
Prediction: Falcons win, 21-17
Opposition: Field Gulls