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Week in Review: Do you believe in the Atlanta Falcons?
They're certainly rebels with a cause. Also: Can the Bills slow down Mike McDaniel's juggernaut?
London is in for an American Football treat this weekend. Both the Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons are starving for a win because both realistically expected to contend for a championship this season.
Calais Campbell even referred to the Jags as “another desperate team” in our conversation.
No way does Doug Pederson want to slip into another 2-6 hole.
And these Falcons — revolting against every modern NFL norm — must bounce back on offense. This is a big spot for quarterback Desmond Ridder.
Consider Falcons-Jaguars one of several ultra-intriguing matchups this Week 4 of the NFL season. Obviously, Bills-Dolphins tops the list. Ezekiel Elliott returns to Dallas. The New York Giants — another team with high hopes into 2023 — host the Seahawks on Monday Night Football. Meanwhile, it’s a must-win situation for the 0-3 Minnesota Vikings against Carolina.
Miss anything this week at Go Long? You can catch up below. Campbell explains how he’s still going strong at 37 years old, and his story helps explain why the Falcons are playing by their own rules. Former Chicago Bears director of player personnel Josh Lucas was remarkably candid in explaining why they drafted Mitchell Trubisky ahead of Patrick Mahomes, everything that led to Justin Fields, his thoughts on Jordan Love and a hell of a lot more.
Also, what a test this will be for Sean McDermott’s defense.
And, remember, subscribers can hang out all Sunday inside the Gameday Chat.