The Falcons enter Week 11 having won two consecutive games as they travel to New Orleans to take on the 7-2 Saints.
Prior to the Falcons' bye week, Atlanta defeated the Denver Broncos, 34-27, to move to 3-1 under Interim Head Coach Raheem Morris.
HOW TO WATCH
- What: Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints
- When: Sunday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
- TV: FOX
- TV announcers: Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (color analyst), Pam Oliver (sideline reporter)
- Radio: 92.9 The Game, the Falcons' official radio network
- Radio announcers: Wes Durham (play-by-play), Dave Archer (color analyst)
- Live Stream: Watch Falcons games live for free in the official Falcons app (iOS & Android) and on AtlantaFalcons.com mobile web.*Geographic and device restrictions apply. Local & primetime games only. Data charges may apply.
Atlanta holds the advantage in the all-time series, 52-49, and won the previous matchup in New Orleans, 26-9, in Week 10 of the 2019 season.
Dating back to Week 16 of the 2018 season, the Falcons have won six consecutive road games against the NFC South, which is the longest such streak in franchise history and the third-longest actuve streak of consecutive road wins against divisional opponents in the NFL. Only Kansas City (nine) and New Orleans (seven) currently hold longer such streaks.
Below is the broadcast map for the NFL on FOX games this weekend, including the Falcons-Saints game (courtesy of 506sports.com):
Here's the current forecast for New Orleans on Sunday, according to The Weather Channel:
- High/low: 77/60
- 10 percent chance of precipitation
- 71 percent humidity
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Road warriors: Dating back to Week 16 of the 2018 season, the Falcons have won six consecutive road games against the NFC South, which is the longest such streak in franchise history and the third-longest active streak of consecutive road wins against divisional opponents in the NFL. Only Kansas City (nine) and New Orleans (seven) currently hold longer such streaks.
Time of possession battle: In four games under Interim Head Coach Raheem Morris, the Falcons are averaging an NFL-high 35:12 time of possession per game. Through Week 5, Atlanta ranked 21st in the league in time of possession per game and have now climbed to sixth in the NFL this season. While the Falcons lead the league in that category since Week 6, the Ravens rank second at 34:28 per game and the Saints rank third with 34:16. The time of possession battle could prove to be a deciding factor between the two teams on Sunday.
Red hot Matty Ice: Over his past four games, Matt Ryan has completed 107-of-147 passes (72.8 percent) for 1,274 yards (318.5 yards per game), eight touchdowns and two interceptions for a 111.3 passer rating. Ryan ranks third in completion percentage, second in passing yards per game and fourth in passer rating over that span. Ryan enters Sunday's matchup having passed for at least 300 yards in three of his past four contests against the Saints and will look to record his fifth consecutive game against New Orleans with multiple touchdown passes.
Touchdown Todd: In his first season with Atlanta, Todd Gurley has rushed for nine touchdowns in nine games, which is tied with Devonta Freeman (nine in 2015) for the second-most rushing touchdowns through the first nine games of a season in franchise history. Gurley has had at least 10 rushing touchdowns in four of his first five seasons in the league. If he rushes for a touchdown on Sunday, Gurley would become the seventh player to rush for at least 10 touchdowns in five of his first six seasons in NFL history. The others to do so:
- Adrian Peterson
- LaDainian Tomlinson
- Shaun Alexander
- Earl Campbell
- Eric Dickerson
- Emmitt Smith
Hayden Hurst: Hayden Hurst has set single-season career highs in receptions (37), receiving yards (411) and receiving touchdowns (three) in his first year with Atlanta and had a career-high seven receptions against Denver in Week 9. Hurst is the only tight end with at least four catches and 50 receiving yards in four straight games this season and can become the first Falcons tight end to reach those marks in five consecutive games since Tony Gonzalez in 2011.
Defense getting off the field: In four games under Interim Head Coach Raheem Morris, the Falcons defense has limited opponents to 86.5 rushing yards per game, the third-fewest in the NFL over that span, and have held opponents to 32.6 percent on third down, the fifth-lowest in the league since Week 6.