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Falcons vs. Raiders: a quick look at the series history

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Atlanta Falcons v Oakland Raiders

The Falcons and the Raiders are two teams headed in different directions. At 6-4, the Raiders are still fighting for a playoff spot. (Remember, there are 6 AFC teams that have 6-4 or 7-3 records.) The Falcons, well, they stink.

Let’s take a look at the series history headed into tomorrow’s game.

This series is currently all tied up at 7-7. The Falcons have won their last 4 contests, including their last matchup on September 18, 2016. The Falcons won that game, 35-28. Matt Ryan completed 24 of his 36 passes, racking up 396 passing yards. He threw touchdown passes to Jacob Tamme, Julio Jones, and Justin Hardy.

These teams first played on December 5, 1971. Norm Van Brocklin led the Falcons to a 24-13 victory. Tom Hayes returned a fumble 60 yards to put the Falcons ahead 7-0 and they never looked back.

Your thoughts about the series history, Falcoholics?