In almost every way, this game looks to be a good matchup for the Falcons. They’re at home, fresh off the bye week (where they’ve been pretty successful of late, though they lost last year), healthier than they have been in weeks, and facing a Cardinals team that just can’t seem to get it together. Atlanta is favored for a reason, friends.
For all that, of course this game will make you nervous. Atlanta just dropped their last game in a weak effort against the Eagles, for one. The Cardinals have dynamic back David Johnson, secondly. And they’re the Falcons, which means they still have the capacity to lose those games you think they should win. We won’t rest until this one’s over, but then, we never do.
I do feel good about Atlanta’s chance in this one, and view this as a game the Falcons really need to win in order to stay ahead in a tightening NFC South and NFC playoff race. Let’s hope they’ve got it in them.
Here’s what you need to know for today’s game.
Falcons - Cardinals Week 12 rundown
Game time: Sunday, November 27, 1 p.m. EST
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
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: Desmond Trufant is the only true toss-up this week, thankfully, as the Falcons got healthier on their bye week.
Odds: The Falcons are favored by four points
Prediction: Falcons win, 35-27
Opposition: Revenge of the Birds