Well, folks, it’s just about time for Falcons football again. I hope you’re ready for this.
This week’s opponent is one of many that looks stronger in 2018 than we anticipated, but this remains a winnable contest. The Falcons have a better offense than the Bengals (on paper) and Cincinnati has not been able to play the caliber of defense they appear to be capable of (again on paper). Playing at home and with Takk back, I like Atlanta’s chances in this one.
And let’s just focus on this one for now. It’s hard not to be anxious about the future of this team and that’s more or less what we’ve been writing about constantly, but for the next three hours or so, put it out of your mind and watch a football game. We’re still here for that, after all.
Falcons vs. Bengals key info
Time: Sunday, September 30, 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
TV Channel: FOX
Announcers: Greg Gumbel, Bruce Arians, Trent Green
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Odds: The Falcons are favored by nearly a touchdown at home
Prediction: Falcons win, 31-27
Key Questions: What will this Falcons defense look like with Damontae Kazee and Jordan Richards playing safety full-time? Will Takk be back and making an impact, and can other pieces of the pass rush step up? Will the Falcons hang 30 on a team for the third straight week?
SB Nation Opposition Site: Cincy Jungle