It has been a difficult week to spend a lot of time and energy on football, as you all know, regardless of which side of the political aisle you find yourself on. As dumb and serious as the NFL can be—and often is—we do all still love this game, and we particularly love our Falcons, who are a legitimately fun team in an abysmal year for the league. That’s why I’m genuinely looking forward to this game, even if I think Atlanta may have a tough road to victory this Sunday.
The Eagles have been scuffling quite a bit, which is deeply unfortunate for them given that the NFC East is A) wide open and B) currently on track to send three teams into the NFC playoffs. They are, I firmly believe, a better team overall than the Giants or Redskins, but they haven’t been showing it, and they’ll need to slow down Atlanta’s high-powered offense to do so. The Falcons, meanwhile, would like to go into the bye week with a commanding division lead that would set them up nicely to make the playoffs even if they go .500 over their last six games. Let’s hope for it.
Here’s what you’ll need to know Sunday to follow along.
Falcons - Eagles Week 10 rundown
Game time: Sunday, November 13, 1 p.m. EST
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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: Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver
Injury Report: We’re waiting for the final report to roll in, but you can expect the Falcons to be without Jacob Tamme, and both Tevin Coleman and Desmond Trufant have to be considered questionable to play.
Odds: The Falcons are underdogs by a single point
Prediction: Falcons lose, 35-34
Opposition: Bleeding Green Nation