We’ve reached the end. Eighteen weeks after the 2021 season began, the Falcons are on the brink of finishing it, and fittingly that end will come against the Saints.
Atlanta’s stakes in this one are all pride and positioning, as a win or loss will move them around in the draft and nothing but a win will feel good against the hated Saints. The team will hopefully be healthier than they were against the Bills and ready to deliver a victory.
Here’s how you can watch the game today.
Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, Week 18
When: Sunday, January 9, 4:25 p.m. EST
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Channel: FOX, NFL Network
Announcers: Kevin Kugler. Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin
Streaming: Falcons app for local audiences
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Odds: The Falcons are slight underdogs by our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Key Questions: Will Kyle Pitts play? Can the Falcons put the brakes on the always obnoxious Taysom Hill? Will Matt Ryan’s pass protection hold up well enough for this passing game to get cooking before the season ends?
2021 Falcons regular season schedule (7-9)
Week 1, Loss: vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Week 2: Loss @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 3: Win @ New York Giants
Week 4: Loss vs. Washington Football Team
Week 5: Win vs. New York Jets,
Week 6: BYE WEEK
Week 7: Win @Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., Sunday, October 24
Week 8: Loss vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Sunday, October 31
Week 9: Win @ New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m., Sunday, November 7
Week 10: Loss @ Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m., Sunday, November 14
Week 11: Loss vs. New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m., Thursday, November 18
Week 12: Win @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., Sunday, November 28
Week 13: Loss vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 5
Week 14: Win @ Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 12
Week 15: Loss @ San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m., Sunday, December 19
Week 16: Win vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 26
Week 17: Loss @ Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., Sunday, January 3
Week 18: vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m., Sunday, January 9
Check out the odds for this week’s games at DraftKings Sportsbook, the official sportsbook partner of SB Nation.