Question #5. How do you see this game playing out? Score prediction?
AJ: The Falcons are far too electric of a team for the Bills to keep up. If this game were at New Era Field, I’d like the Bills’ chances of keeping it close.
Unfortunately, I don’t see them being able to keep pace with Atlanta in this contest. While Buffalo’s defense has thrived so far, they’ve also yet to face a truly challenging offense, and there aren’t many teams in the NFL that can spread the field quite like the Falcons.
I’ve already seen some Atlanta fans questioning them as 8-point favorites, but I have the Falcons -9, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re able to squeak out a cover as large home favorites.
Prediction: Falcons 27, Bills 17
MK: I think the difference in this game versus the similar matchup Atlanta faced against the Bears is two fold.
The first centers on the friendly confines of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Dirty Bird Nation induced the Packers into five procedural penalties in Atlanta’s first home game. The home-field advantage is real and I expect it to be louder than ever on Sunday with the roof closed.
Secondly, I expect the Falcons’ high octane offense to be too much for the Bills’ defense to handle. As is often the case, the Dirty Birds will get out to a fast start and never look back.
Prediction: Falcons 31, Bills 16