It’s a rivalry game. None of this Falcons-Buccaneers or Falcons-Panthers nonsense, which isn’t even two decades old. We’re talking about Falcons-Saints, which dates back to the days of the old NFC West and is equal parts contentious and enraging.
Today’s a chance for the Falcons to deal yet another body blow to the Saints, putting them down at 1-2 in what might be Drew Brees’ final effective season and catapulting Atlanta into first place in the division if everything breaks right. This games matters, in other words, and ought to be as fun and stressful as hell.
Here’s everything you need to know. Go Falcons!
Falcons vs. Saints key info
Time: Sunday, September 23, 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
TV Channel: FOX
Announcers: Sam Rosen and Cris Carter
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Odds: The Falcons are favored by a field goal at home
Prediction: Falcons win, 30-24
Key Questions: Will Duke Riley or someone else be able to stop Alvin Kamara? Will the Falcons hold this Saints passing game in check enough to win? Will the Falcons’ offense be as good as it was a week ago (or better) against an inferior defense?
SB Nation Opposition Site: Canal Street Chronicles