The Atlanta Falcons are coming off another tough road loss and hope to rebound at home as the Tennessee Titans come to Mercedes Benz Stadium.
Jeff Benedict – Site Expert
I know Atlanta Falcons fans are tired of Matt Ryan throwing interceptions, however, I think he throws another one this week. Kevin Byard is one of the best ball-hawking safeties in the NFL, most interceptions from the Safety spot the last couple of years.
Like last week, Matt will be able to overcome that mistake and will lead the Falcons to a win. The Falcons offensive line has to take another step toward positivity. They have been among the worst in the NFL, despite being fairly talented upfront.
Dirk Koetter has to establish the run game this week and eat clock when the Falcons have the lead. Devonta Freeman showed that he was still explosive last week against the Colts, hopefully, we will get to see that again.
The Atlanta Falcons defensive line is best when they can in their ears back and go get the quarterback, hopefully, the offense will finally start fast and set the tone early.
All in all, I believe the Falcons move to 2-0 at home.
- Falcon 27
- Titans 20
Matt Siegman – Contributor
The Atlanta Falcons are coming off a mistake driven game against the Colts. The Falcons committed sixteen penalties in a three-point loss. Returning to Atlanta will do wonders for this team and expect the Falcons to bounce back in a big way.
The Titans pass defense looks good on paper but have not faced a quarterback of Matt Ryan’s caliber. In order to win the Falcons need to start off fast and force Mariota to throw the ball.
- Falcons 34
- Titans 17
Matthew Summers – Contributor
With Matt Ryan returning to his MVP form, a more disciplined team on both sides of the ball, and the Falcons coming back home, the Falcons are certainly poised to win this game. I look for the defense to get a couple of big turnovers, and the offense to make explosive plays throughout the game. With a little faith and crowd support, the Falcons will get back to their winning ways on Sunday and get this season back on track before it is a lost cause.
- Falcons 31
- Titans 17
Ethan Johnson – Contributor
The game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday is a make or break game for the Atlanta Falcons. Neither team has played well at all so far, but with the game being at home and with a lot more offensive firepower, I’m picking the Falcons to win. Falcons must be wary of Derrick Henry’s big-play ability and the team has to come out hot early.
- Falcons 20
- Titans 17
Ross Terrell – Contributor
The Falcons are 1-2. And they get another chance to right the ship against an AFC South team. Unlike against the Colts, where the Falcons have won twice all-time, they have won the past two against Tennessee.
A loss here and things get messy for Atlanta. Playoff hopes and Dan Quinn’s future. The team avoids that talk for now with a non-convincing win but a win nonetheless. Derick Henry gets his, but the Falcons offense is a little too explosive for the Titans to keep up with.
Falcons move ahead in the all-time series 8-7.
Joe Beasley – Contributor
So the Falcons are back a square 1.5 for their game against the Titans. Matt Ryan was pretty much perfect throwing the ball in the second half against the Colts and hopefully, that’s a sign for good things to come.
The defense should rally for their fallen teammate and make life for Marcus Mariota a living hell. If they don’t, Dan Quinn’s seat could reach the boiling point.
The Titans have a solid defense but Atlanta has the weapons on offense to get the points. I expect a motivated and angry Falcons team to pick up the win vs Tennessee
- Falcons 28
- Titans 13