Falcons will play with the roof open Sunday

- The Atlanta Falcons are hoping a little fresh air will help jump-start their season in Week Six and snap their 3-game losing streak.

The Falcons (1-4) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-2) Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. And with the cooldown which blew into town Friday, the roof will be open for the first time this season.

The game will likely not change much as the two teams are at the bottom of the NFC South, but many Falcons fans are hoping for something to change and the cooler air might be the thing to heat the Falcons up again.

It was announced earlier this week 26-year-old running back Devonta Freeman would miss Sunday’s game. He missed practice earlier in the week working through a bone contusion and also dealing with a groin injury.

The Falcons are 1-2 at home with their last win near a month ago with a 31-24 victory over their NFC rivals the Carolina Panthers.

The game starts at 1 p.m. and will air on FOX 5 Atlanta.

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