Edit #1: Roddy White and Julio Jones are “expected to play” courtesy of reports from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and we updated you on the details here.
Edit #2: White and Jones are officially on the active roster for Week 2 as of approximately 11:30 am.
The Falcons host the Rams in their 2013 home opener this afternoon, and we’ve got you covered with any information you may need right here. Let’s go.
Date: September 15, 2013
Kickoff Time: 1:00 PM ET
TV Channel: FOX
Radio: 94.1 FM and 790 AM (local in Atlanta), click here for local affiliate
Live Stream: Click here
In case you missed it, here’s a comprehensive look at what to expect when these two teams take the field at the Dome. The Rams enter into this match-up as a “hot” team nationally, thanks to Jared Cook’s explosion and a win over a division rival in the Cardinals last week, but that doesn’t stop Las Vegas from anointing the Falcons as a 7-point favorite as of this morning.
It’s always important to protect home field, but this is the type of Falcons team that could legitimately go 8-0 at the Dome this season. As the Seahawks proved last year (going 8-0 at home), that singular dominance of one venue can propel a team to the playoffs almost single-handedly, and that pursuit begins, in earnest, today.
Lastly, this is a huge moment for Steven Jackson, and you’d have to believe that his new teammates will do everything possible to get him a win over his old squad.
Hit us up in the comments below (used as a game thread!) and stay tuned for post-game analysis, including a full recap shortly after the game.