3rd Quarter of the Season
Week 10. Atlanta Falcons at the Cleveland Browns
The Falcons Week 10 matchup against the Cleveland Browns is a game I am looking forward to watching. By this point of the season, it is entirely possible that the Browns have self-destructed and fired Head Coach Hue Jackson (a move which would not be in the interest of the team), moved to start first overall pick Baker Mayfield, and thus given up their chances of making the playoffs. It’s always dangerous to play a team that knows it has nothing to lose. Without a doubt, I believe that the Browns are a better team this year, but I hate projecting that Browns win against a playoff team.
Week 11. Atlanta Falcons vs. the Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys will be on the road in Week 11 as both teams look to bolster their win numbers to help propel them into the number one seed in the NFC. If Dak Prescott can have a season that resembles his rookie year, the Falcons could be in for a world of pain. The Cowboys always seem to pick up wins late in the season that initially seems impossible. This Week 11 matchup could be one of those games. However, if the Falcons are healthy, the offensive talent they have could simply outclass Dallas’ rugged defense.
Week 12. Atlanta Falcons at the New Orleans Saints
In Week 12, the Atlanta Falcons travel to New Orleans to face their division rival. Earlier in the season, I predicted that these two teams would split their series this year. Since the Saints are the home team this week, I’m going to say the Saints protect home field.
Week 13. Atlanta Falcons vs. the Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens are the fourth and final team from the AFC North the Falcons will play this season. By this point, it is likely if the Ravens have more losses than wins in their record that former Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson will be the Raven’s signal caller. If Joe Flacco is benched for this game, the Falcons will have some trouble against the explosive Jackson. That said, it is rare for a rookie quarterback to be able to win a shoot-out and this game could easily go that way.