Atlanta Falcons: Headed to Face the Seattle Seahawks

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 12: Matt Ryan /

The Atlanta Falcons have another tough game next Monday night when they travel to Seattle to take on the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks will be without their top corner Richard Sherman and the Falcons will likely be without Devonta Freeman.

The Atlanta Falcons had a season saving win on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Shutting down the Cowboy’s offense and finally getting the offense rolling and looking like the team that they were last season in the 27-7 win.

Winning Sunday was a huge step but the Falcons are going to have to find a way to win another tough game and this time on the road in Seattle.

The Seahawks are 6-3 on the season and sit as a current wildcard team. Beating the Seahawks with that in mind is not optional for the Falcon’s playoff chances. A win would put the Falcons in a wildcard spot while a loss would put them two games out of a wildcard spot.

With it becoming more and more doubtful that the Falcons can catch the high flying New Orleans Saints or the Carolina Panthers it is important for the Falcons to finish their non-divisional schedule strong.

The Falcons will catch a break not having to face Richard Sherman who will miss the game after suffering a season ending injury. Sherman is infamously remembered in this same matchup last season for winning the game on a pass interference call that wasn’t made against Julio Jones.

For the Falcons they will head into one of the toughest places to play in football as an underdog and will have to count on the defense to play as well as they did last week.

Even with the Falcon offense clicking the Seattle defense at home is formidable and going to be a tough road test as to whether this Falcon’s team can truly bounce back after a rough five game stretch.

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The Falcons will again be playing in prime time this time on ESPN on Monday nigh football with kick-off scheduled for 8:30.