ATLANTA (AP) During their dismal first season, the Atlanta Falcons' mascot - a real bird - apparently decided he had seen enough bad football.
OAKLAND (1-3) At ATLANTA (5-0)
Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS
OPENING LINE - Falcons by 9 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Oakland 1-3; Atlanta 4-1
SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 7-5
NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Atlanta Falcons by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
ATLANTA FALCONS (2)
Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Chris Berman of ESPN:
CHRIS BERMAN (ESPN)
1. Houston Texans - Now they know what it is like to be hunted.
DefenseGrade vs. Falcons:CComment:Its tough to assign a passing grade when the end result was surrendering 24 points and suffering an eighth straight loss at FedEx Field.