Game time! The Falcons are going to try to keep drumming up a little hope for the season ahead and showing they’re a team capable of winning under interim head coach Raheem Morris, and that quest will take them up against the Detroit Lions now.
The Lions are not a pushover team, but this is a winnable game at home, assuming the Falcons are interested in playing well this week. We’ll soon find out, so use this as your open thread for the game. Go Falcons!
Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions, Week 7
When: Sunday, October 25, 1:00 p.m. EST
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Announcers: Chris Myers, Brock Huard, Greg Jennings, Jen Hale
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Key Questions: The biggest one by far is this: Was that an unsustainable effort, fueled by the Falcons getting several turnovers and making key stops they haven’t made in the past, or a sign of things to come for this team? Will they be healthy enough to keep the offense humming? And can Todd Gurley and Brian Hill take advantage of a weak Lions run defense like they did against Carolina?
Prediction: This is a winnable game and I loved what we saw against the Vikings, so I’m going to foolishly say the Falcons can win a close one here. Falcons 30 - Lions 27
SB Nation Opposition Site: Pride of Detroit