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Falcons host Saints in must-win TNF for Atlanta

The NFC South is on display on Thursday Night Football, with both teams in the playoff mix.

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The NFC South gets Week 14 under way with a fun matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football. The game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT on NBC, with Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, and Heather Cox on the broadcast.

The Saints lead the NFC South with a 9-3 record, and sit two games up on the Falcons. The 7-5 Falcons are a game back of the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers for a wild card berth. The big story in this game will be if Saints rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore is able to suit up. He has missed the last two weeks with an ankle injury, and is listed as questionable this week. If he can play, that would be huge for the Saints defense.

The Falcons are a one-point favorites, in a line that swung considerable this week. The Saints opened as a four-point favorite, so we’re talking about a five-point swing. That seems a bit much, but I do see the Falcons winning this one. So yes, I’ll lay the point.

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons

TV Schedule

Game time: 5:30 PM PST
Channel: NBC, NFL Network
Date: Thursday, December 7
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

Online Streaming

Amazon Prime (Live)
NFL Game Pass (after the fact)


Falcons -1, 51.5