After an unfortunate loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their first regular season game on Sunday, the Falcons have to make up for that in order to keep a good momentum for upcoming season. Losing 31-24 in the Georgia Dome, it was definitely a close game for the Dirty Birds.
The next upcoming game will be Sunday September 18, in Oakland, California against the Oakland Raiders.
This will honestly be another tough game for the Falcons to play. Being an away game, especially after Oakland just defeated the Saints 35-34 in New Orleans, Oakland is ready to continue their winning streak.
Atlanta has the drive and the team to defeat any team they play including the Oakland Raiders, but what exactly is going to be the key to winning this next game?
Julio Jones re-injured his left ankle in the third quarter of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, causing him to possibly sit out this next game. If he does play, he may not give it his 100% like he usually does with the fear that he may hurt himself again.
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With this injury prohibiting the team from full success, each Falcons' player needs to bring their A-game to the field. Atlanta was up by almost 15 points to the Buccaneers in the first quarter, but then lost that momentum to result in a loss.
Atlanta can not afford to lose the momentum that they have always had. The momentum is there, but they need to execute it.
The Oakland Raiders have been in the same position as Atlanta for the past five years, they are ready to bring more wins home to their hometown. With their new defensive lineup and Atlanta's redesigned roster, this will definitely be an interesting turnout.
Do not be surprised if this game is extremely close, because it could even end in overtime if Atlanta will continue to play their cards right.
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You win and you lose some, right? There is so much hope for the Atlanta Falcons. They just got off to a rough start. Fans are ready to see this season with more wins than losses. Stay Tuned to the Oakland Raiders vs. Atlanta Falcons game on Sunday at 4:25 pm on CBS.
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