For once, the Falcons will be playing a late afternoon game, one that they’ll travel to California to take part in. Their Week 14 matchup will be their easiest the rest of the way, pitting them against a 3-9 Chargers team fresh off a 45-0 loss. That doesn’t mean we can feel comfortable, of course.
The truth is both of these teams have found ways to lose games you’d think they’d more or less have to win, which makes this matchup one with the potential to go weirdly sideways. Below, you’ll find the schedule and channel info you need to catch this one, but I’d go in with no expectations given how crazy this one could end up being.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Week 14
When: Sunday, December 13, 4:25 p.m. EST
Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
Announcers: Joe Davis, Brock Huard, Jenny Taft
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Key Questions: Will the Falcons passing game, which has gone from a slight underperformer to an active liability, find any success against a tough Chargers defense? Can Justin Herbert dig out from an ugly 45-0 loss to the Patriots by feasting on a Falcons secondary that might be down Ricardo Allen? Who will blow this game in spectacular fashion in the final minutes?
Prediction: The Falcons win this one, likely ridiculously and in narrow fashion late in the game. Let’s say Falcons 30, Chargers 28, with Koo accounting for another three field goals.
SB Nation Opposition Site: Bolts from the Blue
2020 Falcons Schedule (4-8)
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: Win vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Week 13: Loss vs. 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.