How you can Watch Falcons vs. Commanders Week 6 NFL Sport: TV, Betting Information

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder enters Sunday’s dwelling sport in opposition to the Washington Commanders on the heels of his greatest passing efficiency of his two-year profession.

Ridder threw for 329 yards with one landing and led the group on a game-winning drive within the last two minutes final week in the course of the Falcons 21-19 win in opposition to the Houston Texans.

Two days after the victory, the Falcons gave Ridder one other receiving choice when the group acquired Van Jefferson in a commerce with the Los Angeles Rams.

Jefferson has vital connections to this Atlanta group. Jefferson’s father, Shawn, performed with the Falcons from 2000-02 for 3 seasons, and Van lived in Atlanta as a youth whereas his father performed for the group. As well as, Falcons head coach Arthur Smith and Shawn have been on the identical Tennessee Titans teaching employees from 2013-15.

Head coach Arthur Smith of the Atlanta Falcons calls out directions at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 8 in Atlanta.
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“It was some time in the past, and it wasn’t why we needed him,” Smith informed reporters throughout Wednesday’s press convention. “However you do really feel good and know what he is about. Clearly, the tape matches it, too. It isn’t simply the non-public relationship, however you be ok with bringing him into our locker room with the traits.”

Smith and Ridder would doubtless be happy if Van can match his father’s manufacturing in a Falcons uniform. Shawn had 124 catches for 1,755 yards and 5 touchdowns throughout his 45-game stint with the Falcons. Van had 101 receptions, 1,499 yards receiving, and 10 touchdowns with the Rams throughout his profession with the group.

Sunday’s win saved the Falcons undefeated at dwelling this season. They are going to attempting to maintain going in opposition to a Commanders group on a three-game dropping streak. Final week, the Commanders received blasted 40-20 in opposition to the Chicago Bears.

Commanders head coach Ron Rivera has but to lose religion in his group regardless of the three-game dropping skid.

“They know that there are circumstances, conditions that we are able to do higher. I believe the largest factor extra so for these guys is actually simply the best way they’re approaching this week to date,” Rivera mentioned after Wednesday’s observe. “[They] got here out and had observe at the moment. I believe they’re targeted, getting themselves prepared, getting ready, so I am not involved about that.”

How you can Watch Falcons vs. Commanders

The Atlanta Falcons host the Washington Commanders on Sunday for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. CBS will air the sport with Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), Tiki Barber (analyst), Matt Ryan (analyst), and AJ Ross (sideline) calling the motion.

Damage Stories

Falcons: Offensive lineman Kaleb McGary (knee) was upgraded to a full participant in Friday’s observe after being a restricted participant for Wednesday and Thursday’s observe periods.

Defensive finish Calais Campbell took a non-injury associated relaxation day on Wednesday, however has totally participated the remainder of the week. Tight finish Jonnu Smith (ankle) and defensive finish Bud Dupree (wrist) have been full contributors in Thursday and Friday’s practices after being restricted Wednesday.

Commanders: Defensive lineman Efe Obada (knee) returned to observe this week after beginning the season on the Injured Reserve listing. Odaba is listed as questionable for the Falcons sport.

After not working towards this week, cornerback Christian Holmes (hamstring) is dominated out of the sport. Curtis Hodges (sickness), Charles Leno Jr. (finger), and Curtis Samuel (finger) have been all full contributors this week.

Betting Information for Falcons vs. Commanders

The Falcons are favored by 2.5-points, based on Friday’s odds on BetMGM Sportsbook. The over/underneath is 42.5 factors. The Falcons are -145 on the cash line and Commanders are +120.