The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the Atlanta Falcons. 81129
A look at Jon Gruden's Las Vegas Raiders
Falcons interim coach Raheem Morris started his NFL coaching career under Jon Gruden back in the day in Tampa Bay. They have remained friends over the years and will face each other on Sunday. The Raiders are 2-1 against the NFC South this season with victories over New Orleans and Carolina. Quarterback Derek Carr is playing at a "Supreme" level according to Gruden.
What happens in New Orleans, stays in New Orleans
After the Falcons' 24-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints, left tackle Jake Matthews tries to explain what happened to the offensive line after they gave up eight sacks and 11 quarterback hits. Quarterback Matt Ryan discusses what happened to the unit as they dropped to 3-7 on the season.
Falcons-Saints rivalry to carry on without Drew Brees
The Falcons and the Saints are set to renew one of the NFL's most colorful rivalries. The Saints (7-2) will be without quarterback Drew Brees, who suffered fractured ribs and a collapsed lung, according to multiple reports. The Falcons (3-6) are preparing to face Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill at quarterback. The Falcons upset the Saints last year and will try to duplicate that effort in 2020.
Falcons have a case of the bye-week blues
If the Falcons would have finished off three games when they had a 98% probability of winning, they'd be sitting with the Saints (6-2) and Bucs (6-3) with the most wins in the NFC South. Just the thought has to have the team kicking themselves over the bye-week after a 3-1 start under interim coach Raheem Morris. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan discusses how the team must improve and how Julio Jones helps the young receivers on the team.
Falcons improve to 3-1 under Raheem Morris
The Falcons hold on to post their first home win of the season 34-27 over the Denver Broncos at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Falcons needed a fourth quarter interception from free safety Ricardo Allen and a 4-yard touchdown run by Todd Gurley to help pull out the victory after leading 27-6. The Falcons head into the bye week at 3-6 and have won three of their last four games under interim head coach Raheem Morris.
A look at Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos
The red-hot Denver Broncos, winners of three of the last four games, come to town to face the Atlanta Falcons. Former Missouri standout Drew Lock is the quarterback and he led them to a 31-30 come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Chargers last week. The Broncos have some weapons on offense in running back Melvin Gordon, running back Patrick Lindsay, tight end Noah Fant and wide receiver Jerry Jeudy.