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How to watch Falcons vs. Raiders in Week 12

The 6-4 Raiders have been on a hot streak of late, while the 3-7 Falcons just bottomed out against New Orleans. Can Atlanta get back on track at home?

Atlanta Falcons v Oakland Raiders

The Falcons have been their usual roller coaster-y selves this year, starting the year 0-5, going 3-1 into the bye to build a little hope and anticipation, and then crashing in spectacular fashion thanks to an ugly post-bye loss to the Saints. Where they go from here is anyone’s guess, though optimism will probably be hard to come by from now until January 2021.

Next up is a return home to play the Raiders. Las Vegas is 6-4 for the second consecutive year and looks like a pretty good football team right now, albeit one with Falconsesque weaknesses in the secondary and as a pass rush. Their offense is well-balanced and Derek Carr is on fire, and a stout run defense helps keep them in games even as their secondary is getting blown up. The Falcons can win this game if everything is clicking, but the Raiders will be a tough out.

Here’s info for the game ahead.

Atlanta Falcons vs. Las Vegas Raiders

When: Sunday, November 29, 1 p.m EST

Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Channel: CBS

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Amanda Balionis

Streaming: CBS Sports/AtlantaFalcons.com

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Key Questions: Will the Falcons be able to slow down Derek Carr, who has been on fire of late? Is Atlanta’s offense capable of getting back on track after an especially brutal loss to the Saints, especially because Julio Jones playing this Sunday is no sure thing? Did we already watch the Falcons win the only three games they’re going to manage to win this year?

Prediction: The Falcons could not have done more to shake my faith in their ability to win games against a tough series of opponents between now and then end of the year more than they did by losing in such a brutal way to the Saints. The Raiders are unquestionably an easier matchup, but they’re still a good football team capable of hanging with the Falcons even if they are rolling on offense, which last week reminded us anew is not a guarantee.

That said, there’s no other road to my 7-9 prediction than beating a team like the Raiders, and the Falcons are at least somewhat capable of winning an old-fashioned shootout. Put me down (idiotically) for a win, 28-27.

SB Nation Opposition Site: Silver and Black Pride

2020 Falcons Schedule (3-7)

Week 1: Loss vs. Seattle Seahawks

Week 2: Loss at Dallas Cowboys

Week 3: Loss vs. Chicago Bears

Week 4: Loss at Green Bay Packers

Week 5: Loss vs. Carolina Panthers

Week 6: Win at Minnesota Vikings

Week 7: Loss vs. Detroit Lions

Week 8: Win at Carolina Panthers

Week 9: Win vs. Denver Broncos

Week 10: BYE

Week 11: Loss at New Orleans Saints

Week 12: vs. Las Vegas Raiders — Sunday, November 29, 1:00 p.m.

Week 13: at New Orleans Saints — Sunday, December 6, 1:00 p.m.

Week 14: at Los Angeles Chargers — Sunday, December 13, 4:25 p.m.

Week 15: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Sunday, December 20, 1:00 p.m.

Week 16: at Kansas City Chiefs — Sunday, December 27, 1:00 p.m.

Week 17: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Sunday, January 3, 1:00 p.m.