This week’s NFL games are set to take place this week in Atlanta, Georgia.
New England will face off against the Atlanta Falcons at Philips Arena on Sunday, while the Atlanta Hawks will play at Philips Coliseum on Thursday.
There are plenty of storylines to be discussed, and many of them will be interesting to watch.
We’ll be sure to give you the scoop on the biggest storylines as they come.
Let’s dive right in, shall we?
The Patriots will be in Atlanta for a game that is expected to be a classic.
The Patriots have not won in Atlanta since the 1990 season.
The Pats will be without Tom Brady for the game, and his replacement, Rob Gronkowski, is expected back on the field after being diagnosed with a torn Achilles tendon in the first half.
The Falcons have struggled this season, as they are 1-6 against New England.
Atlanta has struggled to win games against New York, and their next opponent will be the New York Giants.
The game is expected in the low 80s, with an opening kickoff at 6:25 p.m.
It will be a great test for both teams.
New York has been able to beat Atlanta in Atlanta’s past, including an upset victory in 2017.
However, it is unlikely the Pats can beat the Falcons in New England’s home opener.
It is more likely that New England and Atlanta will meet in the playoffs.
Atlanta is 1-2 this season against the Patriots and has won three of the past four meetings, including a 20-20 draw in Atlanta in 2018.
The Falcons will look to rebound from a 0-2 start.
They lost to the New England Seahawks on Sunday night and now sit at 0-3.
Atlanta had won five of their past six games, and it will be important to stop New England from continuing its win streak.
The team has a chance to end its streak on Saturday night against the Cleveland Browns.
The two teams last met in Atlanta last year, when the Patriots won 29-24.
The Browns are coming off their bye week.
The Patriots have played well in the red zone this season and have scored touchdowns in the last five red zone games.
The best play of the game came on the game-winning touchdown, as quarterback Tom Brady threw an 88-yard touchdown pass to running back Devonta Freeman.
The touchdown tied the game at 30, but the Falcons would not score again.
The Seahawks did score, and the Patriots would not be denied another chance to win.
Atlanta would get a win over New England, but that would be the only win the Patriots have on the road this season.
Atlanta is also looking to avoid a third straight loss to the Patriots.
The teams last meeting was in Week 8, when New England scored a touchdown on a one-yard run by Ryan Tannehill and the Falcons went up 17-3 midway through the fourth quarter.
The victory capped a memorable Week 8 for both of the teams, as it ended a five-game losing streak for the Falcons.