The NFL closes out Week 11 with an important contest between the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. PT on ESPN. Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden will call the game from the booth, and Lisa Salters will be handling sideline duties.
This is a pretty huge matchup in terms of playoff implications. The Seahawks hold the second wild card spot at 6-3, while the 5-4 Falcons are mixed in with a large group of teams. A Seahawks home game is usually an expected win, but Seattle hosts Atlanta without Richard Sherman or Kam Chancellor. They join Cliff Avril on the sideline, which is pretty huge for this defense.
The Seahawks are a field goal favorite, but with the loss of Chancellor on top of Sherman, I’m not remotely comfortable laying the points. So yes, I’m taking the Falcons as road dogs in Seattle.