Falcons vs. Bengals: Announcers Atlanta Falcons T-Shirt , channel, streaming, odds and more for Week 4 We’re a couple days away from more Falcons football. Don’t go! We’re having fun here.We’re all beginning to accept that this Falcons team is not going to resemble the team we thought we were getting coming into the year. That elite defense is not going to happen, not with players hurt and disappointing to this point. The offense, meanwhile, may actually be better than we anticipated, if the last two weeks are any guide. That makes this team more like the Mike Smith Falcons of yore, with a defense that is good enough to get by (or perhaps a bit more) and an offense that has to carry the team. This week will provide a solid test of how that reality is going to work out for these Falcons in the weeks to come. The Saints game was a good test, as well, but the Bengals are (on paper) a bit less potent on offense and a bit more robust on defense. It’s another opportunity for the offense to prove they’re for real, and for the defense to show they can do something other than just sort of continuously roll over for nearly 75 minutes. A win would help us all feel better about what’s ahead. A loss here still doesn’t kill the Falcons, but it puts them in a pretty deep hole and will cast further doubt on their ability to contend. At best, they’ll have a razor thin margin the rest of the way, so knocking off the Bengals is Atlanta Falcons Hats , if not a must, a strong want. Here’s the key information you need. Falcons vs. Bengals key infoTime: Sunday, September 30, 1:00 p.m. ESTLocation: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GeorgiaTV Channel: FOXStreaming: FuboTVAnnouncers: Greg Gumbel, Bruce Arians, Trent Green Radio: 92.9 The GameOdds: The Falcons are favored by nearly a touchdown at homePrediction: Falcons win, 31-27Key Questions: What will this Falcons defense look like with Damontae Kazee and Jordan Richards playing safety full-time? Will Takk be back and making an impact, and can other pieces of the pass rush step up? Will the Falcons hang 30 on a team for the third straight week? SB Nation Opposition Site: Cincy Jungle Twitter: @TheFalcoholicFacebook: www.facebook.com/TheFalcoholic2018 Falcons ScheduleWeek 1: Falcons @ Eagles, Thursday Night Football, LossWeek 2: Falcons vs. Panthers, WinWeek 3: Falcons vs. Saints, LossWeek 4: Falcons vs. Bengals Atlanta Falcons Hoodie , Sunday September 30 1:00 p.m.Week 5: Falcons @ Steelers, Sunday October 7 1:00 p.m.Week 6: Falcons vs. Buccaneers, Sunday October 14 1:00 p.m.Week 7: Falcons vs. Giants, Monday Night Football October 22 8:15 p.m.Week 8: BYE WEEKWeek 9: Falcons @ Redskins, Sunday November 4 1:00 p.m.Week 10: Falcons @ Browns, Sunday November 11 1:00 p.m.Week 11: Falcons vs. Cowboys, Sunday November 18 1:00 p.m.Week 12: Falcons @ Saints, Thursday Night Football - Thanksgiving November 22 8:20 p.m.Week 13: Falcons vs. Ravens, Sunday December 2 1:00 p.m.Week 14: Falcons @ Packers, Sunday December 9 1:00 p.m.Week 15: Falcons vs. Cardinals, Sunday December 16 1:00 p.m.Week 16: Falcons @ Panthers, Sunday December 23 1:00 p.m.Week 17: Falcons @ Buccaneers, Sunday December 30 1:00 p.m. Boise State defeated No. 23 Fresno State 24-17 on Friday Night in Boise on a bit of a controversial first down call that ended the game. With less than a minute left, Boise State had the ball leading by a touchdown. Needing to drain as much time as possible Customized Atlanta Falcons Jerseys , Broncos running back Alexander Mattison rushed the ball on 3rd and 1. With just 18 seconds on the clock, the refs came out to measure the spot with the chains. Weirdly, it looked like it was at least a half an inch short — but the refs rules it a first down anyway. Here’s another look:Clearly, this looks like it could have used a closer look than what the refs gave it, or at at least could have been given the ole index card check. “I see air in between that football, ESPN announcer Kirk Morrison said on the broadcast at the end of the game. “To me, that looked like it looked short, wow. From my eyes up here it looked to be just a link of the chain short.”For Fresno State, this was just second its loss of the season, so you can beat head coach Jeff Tedford might not be too happy about this call. Especially when Fresno State was looking like a prime candidate for a New Year’s Six Bowl representing the Mountain West come December. But to be fair, there were only 18 seconds left on the clock, and there’s no telling Boise wouldn’t have just gotten a first down on the fourth-down try anyway.We’ll see if we hear anything further from either the referees or the Mountain West Conference from this first down ruling.
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