What can the Atlanta Falcons do to beat the Kansas City Chiefs and move to 8-4 on Sunday?
Sunday afternoon in the Georgia Dome features the most important game of the season for the Atlanta Falcons. The Kansas City Chiefs come to Georgia with an 8-3 record and having won 6 of 7 games since their bye week. Led by Alex Smith, the 2016 Chiefs have a habit of winning close games and are well within the AFC playoff picture.
With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a game back…the Dirty Birds cannot afford to lose.
The Atlanta Falcons feature more offensive firepower but injuries have left vulnerabilities on the defensive side of the ball. With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a game back and the New Orleans Saints still hanging around the division standings, the Dirty Birds cannot afford to lose.
Kansas City feels pretty good about their defense heading into week 13 and for good reason. The margin of victory in 7 Kansas City games this year has been by 7 points or less. Combine those numbers with the weekly “eye test” and you get a Chiefs defense that comes up with big stops when the game is one the line.
Some key players have returned to practice this week in Kansas City. Regardless, the Atlanta Falcons are guaranteed victory if they manage to turn the following 3 keys on Sunday: