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Falcons - Saints Monday Night Football game time, TV schedule, stream, odds, and announcers

The Atlanta Falcons (1-1) get their first primetime game of the season against the New Orleans Saints (0-2).

New Orleans Saints v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

This is a big one. There are tougher games on this schedule, and there are going to be more important ones before all is said and done, but anytime the Falcons play the Saints it winds up being appointment television. That’s especially true when the game is in primetime.

These two teams are built to play offense much better than defense, so a shootout certainly seems likely. The Saints can rush the passer a little, but have one of the most inept secondaries in the NFL, while the Falcons basically mirror that. Drew Brees has been a Falcon killer his entire career and that’ll likely continue, but unlike last year, I feel really good about this Atlanta offense being able to keep up. In classic Falcons-Saints fashion, it ought to be close.

Ultimately, the Falcons can put themselves in pretty nice position for their brutal Panthers/Broncos/Seahawks stretch if they can win this one. I believe they can.

Here’s what you need to know for the game.

Falcons-Saints Week 3 rundown

Game time: Monday, September 26, 8:30 p.m. EST

Location: Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

TV Channel: ESPN

Radio: 92.9 The Game (Wes Durham and Dave Archer)

Listen Live: Caleb Rutherford takes you through the game with live commentary!

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: Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters

Injury Report: We won’t know until the weekend, but we know Paul Worrilow is out and Keanu Neal probably won’t return until next week.

Odds: Falcons are underdogs

Prediction: Falcons win 35-31.

Opposition: Canal Street Chronicles

Twitter: @TheFalcoholic