Atlanta Falcons: 5 Players to Watch at Titans

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The 5-1 Atlanta Falcons will travel to Nashville to take on the 1-4 Tennessee Titans in a rare AFC/NFC South matchup.

The Atlanta Falcons enter their Week 7 game as a 7-point road favorite over the home underdog Tennessee Titans. Atlanta’s superior record through the first six weeks of 2015 would have likely made the Falcons a 3 to 5.5 point favorite over Tennessee in normal circumstances.

However, 2nd overall pick QB Marcus Mariota will not play in this game due to an MCL sprain. The Titans will go with second-year pro Zach Mettenberger on Sunday.

Atlanta is coming off its first loss of the season to their arch rival in the New Orleans Saints, 31-21 on Thursday Night Football. Tennessee lost an embarrassing home game to the Miami Dolphins, 38-10. Both teams need to get back into the win column in Week 7 to stay relevant in their divisional races.

The Atlanta Falcons trail the Carolina Panthers by half a game in the NFC South. Tennessee isn’t out of it, as the Titans only trail the AFC South leading Indianapolis Colts by 1.5 games.

Atlanta will have had 10 days to prepare for the Tennessee Titans in this Week 7 matchup, so that should benefit the Falcons tremendously. Here are the five players on the Atlanta Falcons I’m keeping my eye on in Week 7.

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