A clash of division leaders. The Atlanta Falcons head west to take on the Seattle Seahawks. Talk about a tough road matchup. The Falcons have gotten lucky. The three other division opponents have not played their best and it has allowed Atlanta to take a bit of a commanding lead in the NFC South. But going to Seattle isn’t a cake walk. It’s the first real test the Falcons are facing this season.
The Seahawks are also in first place in the division, despite losing to the Los Angeles Rams in the second week of the season. Seattle as righted the ship early and are clicking very well. How can anyone really stop the Russell Wilson–Doug Baldwin connection? Seattle will have a test against a tough Dan Quinn defense. For Atlanta, having Quinn helps because he knows the Seattle offense like the back of his hand — he was the defensive coordinator for Seattle for four years in two separate stints. Atlanta will have that little competitive edge.
How To Watch
- What: Atlanta Falcons (4-1) vs. Seattle Seahakws (3-1)
- When: Sunday, Oct. 16, 4:25 p.m. ET
- Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, W.A.
- TV: FOX
- Streaming: Verizon NFL Mobile app
- Sunday Ticket: DirecTV
- Online: Fox Sports Go (in local areas), NFL Game Pass (at midnight)
- Odds: Seahawks (-6), O/U (45)
- LB Paul Worrilow (groin) — Out
- RB Thomas Rawls (fibula) — Out
- DT Quentin Jefferson (thumb) — Out
- DE Frank Clark (hamstring) — Questionable
- RB C.J. Procise (wrist) — Questionable
- SS Kam Chancellor (groin) — Questionable
The Falcons go into CenturyLink and stun the Seahawks crowd, and by doing so throwing the NFC West into even more disarray. Falcons 24, Seahawks 20.