The Atlanta Falcons are entering the most critical stretch of the year, with four games in four weeks against the NFC South. Win all four and you’re in, win three and you’re likely in, and win less than that and you can park yourself on the couch to watch other teams play come 2018.
That makes this one especially significant, as it’s a home game against the hated Saints on Thursday night. Both of these teams will be tired, but only one of those teams is home and (if we’re being honest) fighting for their playoffs lives.
Here’s the key info you’ll need for tonight. We’re looking forward to this one.
Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Week 14
Time: Thursday, December 7, 8:30 p.m. EST
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
TV Channel: NBC/NFL Network
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Odds: The Falcons about four point underdogs
Prediction: Falcons win, 28-27
Key Questions: Can the Falcons stop Alvin Kamara and, if he plays, Mark Ingram? Will Atlanta’s offense hum along a week after being completely shut down by the Vikings? Can we please beat the New Orleans Saints, please?
SB Nation Opposition Site: Canal Street Chronicles