The Atlanta Falcons keep putting their season on the brink, and it’s extremely on the brink at the moment. To stay alive, which they are at least nominally with the NFC being as jumbled as it is, they need to win most every game the rest of the way. To be safe, they probably need to win every game.
The obstacle this week is a Dallas Cowboys team that is in the process of trying to pull its season from the brink, too. They just dispatched the Eagles and have at least a puncher’s chance of taking out Atlanta, since they’ve upgraded their defense and can absolutely run through the Falcons with Ezekiel Elliott. Atlanta’s chief advantages are that they’re home, should be able to score plenty against this Dallas team regardless of said improvements, and may have Deion Jones back. They also shouldn’t lack for motivation, cough cough.
Here’s what you need to know for the game ahead.
Time: Sunday, November 18, 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
TV Channel: FOX
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Key Questions: Can the Falcons get back on track and stop the run against Dallas and Ezekiel Elliott? Will the Falcons get back to their explosive ways and not dink and dunk their way downfield endlessly against the Cowboys defense? Will they actually get a sack this week?
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Odds: The Falcons are favored by three points at home
Prediction: Falcons win, 34-27
SB Nation Opposition Site: Blogging the Boys
2018 Falcons Schedule (4-5)
Week 1: Falcons @ Eagles, Thursday Night Football - Loss
Week 2: Falcons vs. Panthers, Win
Week 3: Falcons vs. Saints, Loss
Week 4: Falcons vs. Bengals, Loss
Week 5: Falcons @ Steelers, Loss
Week 6: Falcons vs. Buccaneers, Win
Week 7: Falcons vs. Giants, Win
Week 8: BYE WEEK
Week 9: Falcons @ Redskins, Win
Week 10: Falcons @ Browns, Loss
Week 11: Falcons vs. Cowboys, Sunday November 18 1:00 p.m.
Week 12: Falcons @ Saints, Thursday Night Football - Thanksgiving November 22 8:20 p.m.
Week 13: Falcons vs. Ravens, Sunday December 2 1:00 p.m.
Week 14: Falcons @ Packers, Sunday December 9 1:00 p.m.
Week 15: Falcons vs. Cardinals, Sunday December 16 1:00 p.m.
Week 16: Falcons @ Panthers, Sunday December 23 1:00 p.m.
Week 17: Falcons @ Buccaneers, Sunday December 30 1:00 p.m.