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Falcons vs. Steelers: Key info, tracker and open thread for Week 5

It’s time for Atlanta to get back on track in Pittsburgh.

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NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve said it all this week: The Falcons need this win. and all that’s left to do is see whether they can get it.

Their roadblock this week is a Steelers team that has been unable to disembark the struggle bus thus far in 2018, but have the talent to make Atlanta’s life miserable. The Falcons can’t do considerably worse on defense (right? right?) and are humming on offense, so hopefully they can triumph today. If not, we’re all aware of how unlikely it is that Atlanta will be able to make the kind of magical run necessary to push into the postseason.

Here’s what you need to know, plus a tracker. Use this as your open thread for the game ahead.

Falcons @ Steelers key info

Time: Sunday, October 7, 1:00 p.m. EST

Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV Channel: FOX

Streaming: FuboTV

Announcers: Chris Myers and Daryl Johnston

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Odds: The Falcons are three point underdogs

Prediction: Falcons lose, 34-31

Key Questions: Can the Falcons’ defense overcome their lousy two game skid, communicate better, and coverage dynamic group of weapons for Pittsburgh? Will the offense keep up its torrid pace on the road? Will Brian Poole not fall victim to a spin move this week?

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