So here’s the skinny: The Rams may well be struggling and their fans might be unhappy with the team, but they’re about to play the team that has solved a lot of problems for opposing teams and fanbases over the last few weeks. That, unfortunately, would be our Falcons.
Atlanta’s won the last two matchups against this team, including that joyful 2017 playoff stomping of Sean McVay’s baby-faced squad, and would love to extend their run to three. To do that, they’ll have to put a lid on a scuffling but talented offense and somehow keep Aaron Donald from destroying Matt Ryan. A win here would be a huge deal for Dan Quinn, who is trying to hold on to his job and right the ship before it’s much too late, but the Rams are the stiffest challenge this team has faced (at least on paper) since...Week 3? Week 2?
Here’s what you’ll need to watch the game.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Los Angeles Rams, Week 7
When: Sunday, October 20, 1 p.m. EST
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Announcers: Sam Rosen, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Key Questions: Can the Falcons finally get it together as a pass defense against a struggling Jared Goff and an awful offensive line? Will Julio Jones beat Jalen Ramsey in what should be a thrilling matchup? Is Desmond Trufant going to play? Will people show up to watch the game?
Prediction: Falcons lose, 38-31
SB Nation Opposition Site: Turf Show Times
2019 Falcons Schedule (1-5)
Week 1: @Minnesota Vikings — Loss
Week 2: vs. Philadelphia Eagles — Win
Week 3: @Indianapolis Colts — Loss
Week 4: vs. Tennessee Titans — Loss
Week 5: @Houston Texans —Loss
Week 6: @Arizona Cardinals — Loss
Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Rams — Sunday, October 20, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 8: vs. Seattle Seahawks — Sunday, October 27, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 9: BYE WEEK
Week 10: @New Orleans Saints — Sunday, November 10, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 11: @Carolina Panthers — Sunday, November 17, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 12: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Sunday, November 24, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 13: vs. New Orleans Saints — Thursday Night Football, November 28, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Week 14: vs. Carolina Panthers — Sunday, December 8, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 15: @San Francisco 49ers — Sunday, December 15, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Week 16: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars — Sunday, December 22, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 17: @Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Sunday, December 29, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)