The Falcons have not been good of late, dropping their last three games. It may be too late for the playoffs, but it’s never too late to show that you’re still a capable, tough football team. Beating the Ravens would do wonders for this team’s self-esteem and perception, even if the win doesn’t matter much in the grand scheme of things and would damage Atlanta’s draft stock.
Of course, Baltimore won’t just roll over. They’re hot with Lamar Jackson under center and have the talent to be one of the best NFL defenses every week, which means they’re likely to give the Falcons fits even at home. My hope is that the offensive line somehow solidifies with the addition of Zane Beadles—I know, I know—and the Falcons return to their triumphant form
If you’re fixin’ to watch this, as I know you are, here’s what you’ll need to know.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens Week 13
Time: Sunday, December 2, 1 p.m. EST
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
TV Channel: CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Odds: The Ravens are favored by a field goal in this one
Prediction: Falcons win, 27-24
Key Questions: Will the Falcons put the brakes on Lamar Jackson? Will Zane Beadles
SB Nation Opposition Site: Baltimore Beatdown
2018 Falcons Schedule (4-6)
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, Loss
Week 12: Falcons @ Saints, Loss
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.