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Falcons vs. Saints: What you need to know to watch rivals battle on Thanksgiving

Atlanta’s due for a win, but this one’s going to be a tough one.

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NFL: New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The image you see above is a reminder of what happens when you get too excited about these Falcons, who have lost too many games in the final moments, most especially against the Saints.

Yet the Saints are the opponent this week, and they’re rolling, and Atlanta has to go face them during a short week. A win here would be little more than a moral victory, albeit a nectar-sweet moral victory, but it’s not an impossible outcome against a New Orleans team riding a huge wave and due for a weird, random crash. The slim possibility of that is what will keep us all watching if the turkey hasn’t pinned us directly to the couch.

Preamble aside, here’s what you’ll need to know if you’re masochistic enough to watch the game.

Falcons @ Saints info

Time: Thursday, November 22, 2018

Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

TV Channel: NBC

Streaming: FuboTV

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Key Questions: Will Deion Jones return to wreak havoc on Drew Brees, and can this Falcons defense stop a New Orleans offense that is producing at an elite level? Can the Falcons shake off two straight weeks of subpar play on offense and put up the points necessary to win?