The San Diego Chargers will have had 11 days to prepare for a road trip to face the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL’s top-ranked offense in Week 7.
If the Chargers can find a way to beat Atlanta, they’ll love to 3-4 on the season and be right back in the thick of the hunt with a key game coming up in Denver in Week 8. But first things first, let’s talk about the Falcons.
Atlanta is 4-2 on the year and is coming off an impressive performance in Seattle in which a late non-call on what appeared to be blatant pass interference penalty may have prevented them from being 5-1. But for the Falcons, the offense has been piling up the yardage and the points on the year as quarterback Matt Ryan is putting together an MVP-caliber season.
Though the teams don’t play often, the Falcons are a team that the Chargers have historically struggled mightily against. In fact, the only time San Diego ever beat Atlanta was way back in 1988, a 10-7 victory. Atlanta has won the last six games between the teams, including back-to-back victories in San Diego.
For more insight into the Falcons and what we can expect in this game, I spoke to Scott Carasik of Blogging Dirty and had him answer a series of questions from me.
Read on to see his answers to each.