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Falcons vs. Broncos: What you need to know for Week 5

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The Falcons will take to the road to play the Broncos, the team with arguably the finest defense in the NFL.

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The Carolina Panthers provided the toughest test the Falcons have faced thus far, and they passed that test with flying colors. Now they’ll have to take to the road to face the Denver Broncos, who boast arguably the best defense in the entire league.

If they win this one, I will legitimately believe Atlanta has a shot in every game this season. That’s a big if, given the caliber of the opponent, but the Falcons have me dreaming big after dropping two huge offensive games against the Saints and Panthers in consecutive weeks. They’ll need to show us something on defense in what’s likely to be a relatively low-scoring affair, though.

Here’s the basics of what you’ll need to know for this weekend’s game. Buckle up for coverage!

Falcons - Broncos Week 5 game info

What: Atlanta Falcons @ Denver Broncos

When: Sunday, October 9, 4:05 p.m. EST

Where: Sports Authority Field, Denver, Colorado

Channel: FOX

Radio: 92.9 the Game

Key Questions: Will Atlanta’s offensive onslaught continue against arguably the best pass rush and defense in the NFL? Can the Falcons hold a fairly potent Broncos rushing attack in check? Will Jalen Collins’ return help or hinder the defense?