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Falcons vs. Patriots Sunday Night Football open thread and key info

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It’s the 3-2 Atlanta Falcons against the 4-2 New England Patriots tonight.

NFL: Super Bowl LI-New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve been sweating this one all week, and now it’s time to see what the Falcons can do on Sunday Night Football. On the road. Against the New England Patriots.

I have a reasonable amount of confidence in this Falcons team, but I don’t claim to have a strong sense of how this one is going to go, not with both teams scuffling mightily at times this year. I’ll just hope for a good game, and most importantly of all, an Atlanta win after two dispiriting games in a row.

Below, you’ll find the key info for the game, and our Twitter tracker. Given that this is a primetime game, though, I imagine most of you will be glued to the broadcast, and you should use this as your open thread.

Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots Week 7 key info

Time: Sunday, October 22nd, 8:30 p.m. EST

Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

TV Channel: NBC

Announcers: Booth: Al Michaels & Cris Collinsworth

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Odds: The Patriots are favored by three points or so

Prediction: Falcons win, 35-34

Key Questions: Can the Falcons stop this tough Patriots offense, particularly running backs James White and Dion Lewis, plus Rob Gronkowski? Can the offense finally get going in earnest against a weak, big play-prone Patriots defense? Can we please get some small measure of revenge for the Super Bowl, por favor?

SB Nation Opposition Site: Pats Pulpit

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