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.
Time: Sunday, October 7, 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV Channel: FOX
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?
SB Nation Opposition Site: Behind the Steel Curtain