Not just redemption for the Super Bowl loss from last year, but also from the terrible start to the 2017 season that put them in the position they are in.
Of course, for their trouble they get the up and coming Los Angeles Rams, led by the likely Coach of the Year Sean McVay.
The Rams offense is one of the best in the NFL, while the Falcons had one of the best offenses in the NFL in 2016.
#6 Atlanta Falcons vs. #3 Los Angeles Rams
Saturday, January 6, 6:15 Arizona Time
Play-By-Play: Al Michaels; Color Analyst: Cris Collinsworth; Sideline Reporter: Michelle Tafoya
National (English): Westwood One - Sports USA
Play-By-Play: Kevin Harlan; Color Analyst: Kurt Warner; Sideline Reporter: Scott Kaplan
For me, this comes down to the experience of the Falcons or the dynamic ability of the Rams young offense and coach.