Jaguars vs. Falcons: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More
The Jacksonville Jaguars may not be playing for much, but the Atlanta Falcons have their backs firmly against the wall this Thursday night in what could be their last chance at a run for the wild card.
Houston has already locked up the AFC South, and there is no chance of a wild card berth for the Jags, so it will be interesting to see if Jacksonville lets Atlanta walk all over them or if they give them a fight.
Which Team Will Win this Game?
Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
When: Thursday, December 15, 8:20 p.m. ET
Watch: NFL Network
Live Streaming Audio: NFL.com Audio Pass ($29.99 for year, $27.99 team specific, $9.99 a month)
Listen: Sirius Satellite Radio
Betting Line: Over/Under: 42, Spread: Falcons -11.5
What's at Stake?
The Atlanta Falcons are marred in the middle of the NFC South division hunt, stuck two games behind the New Orleans Saints. While they may not win the division, they are in prime position to get into the playoffs via the wild card. A win furthers that cause.
Falcons’ Injury Report
Brent Grimes, CB, Out
Kelvin Hayden, CB, Doubtful
Stephen Nicholas, LB, Doubtful
Will Svitek, T, Questionable
Jaguars’ Injury Report
T.J. Heath, CB, Out
Aaron Kampman, DE, Out
Matt Roth, DE, Out
Dwight Lowery, S, Questionable
Fantasy: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em and Sleeper
Start 'Em: Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars
Coming off a four-touchdown performance against the Buccaneers, MJD will try to replicate some of that success against a tougher Atlanta front seven. He will get his 100 yards and a score this week.
Sit 'Em: Matt Ryan, Falcons
As bad as the Jaguars are this season, they are ranked as the fourth-best secondary in the NFL in terms of yards allowed per game. Ryan has been playing well, but he may be in over his head on this instance.
Sleeper: Blaine Gabbert, Jaguars
With Atlanta’s pass defense in the bottom third of almost every major statistical category, this may actually be the time for Gabbert to show why he was chosen in the first round. I expect 250 yards and two touchdowns for the young star.
What They're Saying
Journalist and gambler Dave Tuley jests on Twitter:
Key Matchup: Michael Turner vs. Jacksonville’s Front Seven
The Atlanta Falcons will need to establish their run game early if they want to win this game, and that means plenty of Michael Turner. If the tough, run-stoppers of Jacksonville can’t control Turner and the Falcons run game, they will be behind the whole game.
Prediction: Falcons 27, Jaguars 13
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