If the Falcons beat the Browns, they’ll be 5-4 and above .500 for the first time this year. There are your stakes right there, besides, you know, the ultimate fate of the season and all that.
Fortunately, this is a winnable game, especially based on Atlanta’s performance against another run-heavy offense with a strong front seven on the road just a week ago. The Browns won’t be pushovers, but then, the Falcons don’t have a ton of those on the docket this year.
The key for Atlanta will be repeating their strong, well-balanced performance from a week ago, when they looked very good on offense and defense throughout. That’s not something we’ve seen them string together this year, but I’m cautiously optimistic they’ll deliver in this one.
Here’s that key info you’ll need for Sunday, friends.
Falcons vs. Browns key info
Time: Sunday, November 11, 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
TV Channel: FOX
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, Sara Walsh
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Odds: The Falcons are favored by a few points on the road
Prediction: Falcons win, 30-23
Key Questions: Will Atlanta’s offensive line hold up for the second straight week? Will the ground game kick up again and kick ass? Will the defense be able to slow Cleveland on the ground, where they’ve been extremely productive?
SB Nation Opposition Site: Dawgs by Nature
2018 Falcons Schedule (4-4)
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, Win
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.