Who’s Playing

Seattle @ Atlanta

Last Season Records: Atlanta 7-9; Seattle 11-5

What to Know

The Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks are even-steven against one another since October of 2016 (2-2), but not for long. They will face off at 1 p.m. ET Sept. 13 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to kick off their 2020 seasons. The Falcons struggled last year, ending up 7-9. On the other hand, Seattle is coming off of an 11-5 season with hopes of advancing further than the second round of the playoffs, where they were eliminated by the Green Bay Packers 28-23.

A couple last-season offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Atlanta was second best in passing yards per game, finishing the 2019 season with 315.6 on average. Seattle displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they ranked fourth in the league in passing touchdowns, closing the season with 31 overall.

The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close contest. We’ll see if the game is as close as the oddsmakers expect or if one of these teams has a surprise blowout in them.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
  • Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Atlanta, Georgia
  • TV: FOX
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Seahawks are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Falcons, according to the latest NFL odds.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Atlanta and Seattle both have two wins in their last four games.

  • Oct 27, 2019 – Seattle 27 vs. Atlanta 20
  • Nov 20, 2017 – Atlanta 34 vs. Seattle 31
  • Jan 14, 2017 – Atlanta 36 vs. Seattle 20
  • Oct 16, 2016 – Seattle 26 vs. Atlanta 24

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