While we wait for the New Orleans Saints to host the Dallas Cowboys, we have a couple of afternoon games which may impact our playoff run this season. First, the Atlanta Falcons host the Seattle Seahawks, who have only lost one game this season, and are therefore the current top seed in the NFC. Saints fans may want to pretend the Seahawks are playing some other team today, if they can't stomach pulling for the Falcons.
Afterwards, the Carolina Panthers will be playing in San Francisco. While the Panthers are only one win behind the Saints for the division lead right now, the 49ers are tied with New Orleans for second place in the NFC. So, particularly given the easier schedule the San Francisco 49ers face moving forward, every loss they take could help the Saints when determining home-field advantage in the playoffs.
Here is how you can catch all the action on the field:
Sunday, November 10th @ 1:00pm EST / Noon CST
Sunday, November 10th @ 4:05pm EST / 3:05pm CST
1:00pm EST: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
4:05pm EST: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California
TV Broadcast (LIVE):
Showing on FOX in select markets nationwide. (click to check which games will be broadcast in your area)
- SEA@ATL: Kevin Burkhardt, , Erin Andrews (Field reporter)
- CAR@SF: Dick Stockton, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter).
Sunday Ticket DIRECTV:
- SEA@ATL: Channel 704
- CAR@SF: Channel 712
- SEA@ATL: SIRIUS: 134 (Sea.), 158 (Atl.). XM: 158 (Atl.)
- CAR@SF: SIRIUS: 112 (Car.), 86 (SF). XM: 86 (SF).
- Seahawks are favored by 4; Over/Under 47
- 49ers are favored by 6; Over/Under 43
- The Seattle-Atlanta game will be a rematch of last season’s Divisional Playoff (Atl 30, Sea 28)
- Seahawks are 8-1 for 1st time in team history
- Running back Marshawn Lynch leads the NFL with 3,257 rushing yards and 26 rushing touchdowns. He aims for his fourth game in a row against Atlanta (including playoffs) with at least one rushing touchdown.
- Seahawks currently have have 13 interceptions, which is the most in NFC.
- Since entering the NFL in 2011, CB Richard Sherman leads the NFL with 16 interceptions.
- Quarterback Matt Ryan is currently is 3-0 vs. Seattle, including playoffs, and has three or more passing TDs in 2 of those 3 games.
- Matt Ryan is 35-7 (.833) as a starter at home, with a 97.4 QB rating.
- RB Steven Jackson leads all currently active players in the NFL with 10,278 rush yards.
- TE Tony Gonzalez has caught at least one pass in 203 consecutive games, giving him the 2nd longest streak in NFL history. He had a touchdown last week, and is aiming for his third game in a row against Seattle with at least one touchdown (including playoffs).
Late Game Trivia:
- Panthers aim for their fifth win in row.
- Quarterback Cam Newton is the only player in NFL history with 50+ passing TD's (53) and 25+ rushing TD's (26) in fis first 40 games. He has 10 TDs (7 pass, 3 rush) in his past 4 games
- CB Captain Munnerlyn has 4 INT-TDs, which is tied for 2nd in NFL.
- Since entering the NFL in 2012, LB Luke Kuechly leads the NFL with 228 tackles. He also had an interception last week.
- In past 21 games, DE Charles Johnson has 19.5 sacks and 7 forced fumbles. He had a sack in his only prior game against San Francisco.
- QB Colin Kaepernick has won five in a row, with a 101.2 rating, 165 rush yards and 9 TDs (6 pass, 3 rush). He is currently 13-5 (.722) as starter (including playoffs), with a 94.9 rating and 796 rushing yards.
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