The key Atlanta Falcons starters are done for the preseason, but for the guys fighting for jobs, this game is paramount. Here is how you can watch, Listen to, or stream the team’s final preseason contest.
The Atlanta Falcons will look to break a 12 game preseason losing streak in the final preseason game. They have not won an exhibition game since 2016. In fact the Falcons last preseason win, came at the expense of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here is how you can watch, Listen to and stream the action.
Date and Time:
The Atlanta Falcons will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday August 29,2019. Game time is set for Seven O’clock Pm Eastern Standard Time.
The two teams will do battle at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a temperature of 81 degrees at kickoff according to AccuWeather. There is a zero percent chance of rain.
The matchup can be seen on TV by tuning into CW 69 Atlanta, a local CBS affiliate. Check your television provider’s listings for the channel number.
Play by Play: Justin Kutcher
Color: Coy Wire
The final preseason game against the Jacksonville can be heard on 92.9 the Game, the official radio home of the Atlanta Falcons.
Play By Play: Wes Durham
Color: Dave Archer
Streaming the Atlanta Falcons against the Jacksonville Jaguars can be done on Fubo TV. (subscription required)
The Jacksonville Jaguars (-4) are favored to hand the Atlanta Falcons their thirteenth consecutive preseason loss, according to Bovada.
Atlanta Falcons Players who will miss the game:
Several Atlanta Falcons starters will be held out to prevent injury including:
Matt Ryan, Jake Matthews, Alex Mack, Devonta Freeman, Austin Hooper, Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Calvin Ridley, Vic Beasley, Takk McKinley, Adrian Clayborn, Grady Jarrett, Jack Crawford, Allen Bailey, Deion Jones, De’Vondre Campbell, Desmond Trufant, Isaiah Oliver, Damontae Kazee, Keanu Neal, and Ricardo Allen.
Watch to see what other players are a healthy scratch. This will give a good indication on who has safely secured a roster spot.
Injured Atlanta Falcons Players:
DT Rasheed Hegaman – Hamstring
CB Kendall Sheffield – Hamstring
FB Ricky Ortiz – Ankle
LB Foye Oluokun – Oblique
WR Russell Gage – Hip
TE Jaeden Graham – Knee
QB Matt Simms – Undisclosed
Things to Watch for:
The Atlanta Falcons special teams have looked shaky at best in this exhibition season. The kicking game has been atrocious, with Blair Walsh having been signed to compete with Giorgio Tavecchio.
Now word has come down that Matt Bryant will work out for the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff on tomorrow. Coy Wire a former linebacker for the Falcons and prior teammate of Bryant broke the news first via Twitter:
Matt Bryant could certainly be the answer to the team’s kicking woes, but there is still the issue of kick returner to resolve. Marcus Green has had trouble fielding punts and needs a big effort against the Jaguars to inspire confidence.
Kenjon Barner, Justin Hardy and Olamide Zaccheaus are also thought to be in the mix, as possible field position setters for the Atlanta Falcons. For more on the Atlanta Falcons special teams issues, read this article.
Wide Receiver Competition
The battle for who wins the last two wide receiver spots behind Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage, will be something interesting to focus on tonight. Marcus Green, Olamide Zaccheaus, Christian Blake and C.J. Worton are the top young candidates.
If Justin Hardy plays in the team’s last preseason game, we will know that he is still fighting for a roster spot. More on the wife receiver battle can be found by clicking here.
Player to Watch – Kaleb McGary
Kaleb McGary has missed due the entire preseason thus far, due to a minor heart procedure. It was believed that he would be out six to eight weeks, but shockingly, he is expected to play just 29 days later.
The 2019 first round pick (number 21) will definitely be a player to keep an eye on. If he holds up well against the Jaguars, that means we could soon see Kaleb starting for the Atlanta Falcons.
Judging by the struggles of right tackle Ty Sambrailo so far in the preseason, Kaleb McGary earning the starting position would be best for the football team.
Snapping the long preseason losing streak and tasting victory, would be a great confidence booster for the Atlanta Falcons heading into this upcoming season. However the most important thing on the agenda, is to make evaluations for the final roster spots.
Competitions at running back, tight end, linebacker and defense back are additional factors to consider when viewing the Dirty Birds last preseason game. Many dreams will either be realized or deffered, by plays in this week’s final preseason game.