The Atlanta Falcons will play the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in one of four late afternoon starts in Week 13 of the NFL 2013 regular season. This is basically a clash between two basement teams with the Falcons occupying last place in the NFC South and the Bills keeping the basement warm for the AFC East. They both will hope to claim wins that can help them drive to work their way up their respective divisions, and despite the lackluster records of both teams, this should be an intriguing match up. The game will start at 4.05 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Falcons come into this game on 2-9 and on the back of five straight defeats. They have not won a game since their 31-23 win over Tampa Bay in Week 7 in mid-October, and they will want to snap that unwanted record today.
Meanwhile, the Bills are bottom of the AFC East with a record of 4-7. However, they are not too far off from second place, with the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins tied at the moment on 5-6. With both the Dolphins and Jets coming into some stuttering form at the moment, the Bills will know a good run now could lift them up the division quickly to a more respectable position.
The Bills claimed a morale-boosting 37-14 win over the New York Jets the last time they were out on the field in Week 11, and they will have used their Bye Week last week to prepare for a final assault on the league to build on that result over the coming weeks. They will want to consolidate that good win over the Jets today against the struggling Falcons, and with games against the poor Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars coming up in the coming two weeks, they could potentially spin together a series of wins.
Today's game will be the Bill's annual home game in Toronto, and they will be hoping to impress with a similar offensive display as they put against the Jets.
The Bills will rely heavily on the rush to dictate the pace of the game, and they are currently ranked 5th in the NFL in that department, securing an average of 134.1 yards per game on the ground so far this year.
Meanwhile, the Falcons look demoralized and even though last week's display against New Orleans was much better than their showing the previous week in their 28-41 loss to Tampa Bay, ultimately they still came up short and were unrewarded for their efforts in a 13-17 loss.
They could struggle today against the Bills unless they can maintain their intensity and make more impact with their offensive unit.
Today's game between the Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills will start at 4.05 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox network or online through free live stream by clicking here.