Atlanta’s been genuinely impressive thus far in 2016, earning a 3-1 record through a combination of truly great offense and good enough defense to hold back the tide. This week will be their greatest challenge yet, but certainly they’ve done enough that regardless of the outcome, we should feel good about where this team is going.
I’ve been astonished at the confidence of the fanbase this week, with some fans accusing me of being negative for projecting a loss. Simply put, there isn’t a more challenging stretch on the schedule than consecutive roadtrips to Denver and Seattle, and Denver is arguably the best team the Falcons will face this season, and certainly the best defense. Atlanta’s got the weaponry to get this done, but it’s not a given, and their defense will need to lock down Denver for four quarters to assure victory. Full stop, if Atlanta shows they can beat this Broncos team, I’m on board the playoffs train.
So I’m hopeful for a win, even if I’m not expecting it, and I at least anticipate we’ll see a strong performance from the Falcons. Here’s what you’ll need to know to watch the game with your fellow fans Sunday.
Falcons-Broncos Week 5 rundown
Game time: Sunday, October 9, 4:05 p.m. EST
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
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, John Lynch, Pam Oliver
Injury Report: The Falcons will be without Paul Worrilow again, but we’ll have to wait until this afternoon to see who else will be out.
Prediction: Falcons lose, 27-21.
Opposition: Mile High Report