The Atlanta Falcons resume their 2018 season with a game against the AFC East-leading Washington football squad, who are probably not as good as their record would indicate. That doesn’t guarantee anything, of course.
The Falcons head into this game still down some of their key players, and now with Robert Alford and Matt Bryant questionable to play, they’re at significantly less than full strength. Washington will attempt to take advantage of that by grinding this shaky defense to dust and pulping Matt Ryan, but we’ll hope that doesn’t happen.
As Dan Quinn says, it’s one week at a time from here on out, and a win keeps the season alive. The next three games are not easy but are eminently winnable, and getting to 6-4 would give this team a fighting shot. But there I go, not going one week at a time myself.
Here’s what you’ll need to know to watch the game on Sunday.
Falcons vs. Redskins key info
Time: Sunday, November 4, 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
TV Channel: FOX
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Odds: Coin flip
Prediction: Falcons win, 24-20
Key Questions: Will Washington
SB Nation Opposition Site: Hogs Haven
2018 Falcons Schedule (3-4)
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, Sunday October, Loss
Week 6: Falcons vs. Buccaneers, Sunday October 14, Win
Week 7: Falcons vs. Giants, Monday Night Football October 22, Win
Week 8: BYE WEEK
Week 9: Falcons @ Redskins, Sunday November 4 1:00 p.m.
Week 10: Falcons @ Browns, Sunday November 11 1:00 p.m.
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.