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How to watch Falcons vs. Saints in Week 13

Atlanta gets its opportunity for revenge against their hated rival, who humiliated them a couple of weeks ago.

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We’re back for another edition of Falcons vs. Saints this Sunday, which fills me with considerable apprehension. The drubbing Atlanta suffered last time out simply can’t be repeated, for the sake of our sanity and because it will make Sean Payton 1% more smug, which is intolerable.

A win here would lift the Falcons to 5-7 with a murderer’s row of opponents still to come, which means it’s unlikely to be a transformative win. It would, however, make us happy and slightly dent the chances of New Orleans getting the top seed in the NFC, which would make it incredibly worthwhile. To get there, Atlanta will have to protect Matt Ryan, scheme receivers open, and get Ryan to follow through by delivering the ball more quickly to keep the offense moving. The defense will have its moments of frustration against Taysom Hill and company, but I like their chances of once again holding the Saints under 30 points, and they may even have learned enough to make a greater impact this time out.

Here’s what you’ll need to know to watch.

Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, Week 13

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

Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Channel: FOX

Announcers: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake

Streaming: FOXSportsGo

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Key Questions: The biggest one is whether the Falcons will be able to counter a very successful Saints defense putting pressure on Matt Ryan and clamping down hard on Atlanta’s receivers, but we also want to know if Julio Jones will be healthy and if the Falcons can stop Taysom Hill from running roughshod over them.

Prediction: That Raiders win was more or less the polar opposite of the Saints loss, in that it was unexpectedly great instead of unexpectedly truly putrid. I want to believe Atlanta’s going to win this one but I know how good the Saints are and how badly the Falcons struggled last time out, soooo....Falcons 20 - Saints 27

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2020 Falcons Schedule (4-7)

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: Win vs. Las Vegas Raiders

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.