The Atlanta Falcons need only to win this game to make the playoffs, hold a tiebreaker over the hated Saints, and keep their hopes of winning the NFC South alive. For all those reasons and more, this is the biggest game of the year thus far, one the Falcons should not lack for motivation in whatsoever.
Standing in the way is that Saints team, which took the Falcons almost to the wire last time around and figure to fare much better at home with a healthier squad. Atlanta will need to be at the top of their game to triumph here, but it would mean a lot if they did, especially since tomorrow is sort of a time of giving and not being angry at your football team.
As always, use this as your open thread for the day, and check out the key info below. Go Falcons!
Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints Week 16
Time: Sunday, December 24, 1 p.m. EST
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV Channel: FOX
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Odds: The Falcons are six point underdogs
Prediction: Falcons lose, 28-27
Key Questions: Will the Falcons get a lucky break and not have to face Michael Thomas today? Will the Saints be able to do much more on offense with Alvin Kamara in the fold? Will the Falcons be able to win ugly, again?
SB Nation Opposition Site: Canal Street Chronicles