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The 1-3 Falcons try desperately to get back on track against a stumbling 2-2 Texans team.

NFL: OCT 04 Texans at Falcons Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Gametime! The Falcons are back for another bite at the worm-riddled apple, trying to turn this mini-road swing to Houston and Arizona into a road to a .500 record and relevance in the NFC South.

Easier said than done, of course. The Texans are .500 but floundering in their own ways, allowing Deshaun Watson to get beat up behind an awful offensive line and losing close games they shouldn’t. For all that, they still have Watson, an imposing defensive front seven, and plenty of quality receiving options. This not going to be an easy game by any stretch of the imagination, but 1-4 doesn’t really feel like an option if this team is going to rally in 2019.

Of course, you’ll be here talking about this team, as you always do. Let’s hope for the win.

Atlanta Falcons vs. Houston Texans, Week 5

When: Sunday, October 6, 1 p.m. EST

Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Channel: FOX

Announcers: Kenny Albert and Ronde Barber

Streaming: FOXSportsGo

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Key Questions: Can the Falcons get their offensive line healthy and effective enough to enable good things on offense? Can Dirk Koetter get his playmakers more involved? Will Deshaun Watson pass all over this defense, or just over some of it?

Prediction: Falcons lose, 24-20

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