Las Vegas Raiders try to get back on track against Atlanta Falcons

Raiders (6-4) at Falcons (3-7)

1 p.m. ET | CBS

Matchup rating: 51.4 | Spread: LV -3 (55.5)

What to watch for: The Raiders proved once again that they can hang with the reigning Super Bowl champs in a thrilling 35-31 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday night. But it was still a loss, and now Las Vegas can't afford many more of them in a tight race for the AFC wild card spots. The Raiders need to take advantage of a matchup against the Falcons, who have been much more competitive than their record suggests. -- Mike Triplett

Bold prediction: The Raiders' pass rush will get to Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan for at least three sacks. Las Vegas' lack of a pass rush has been an issue (11 sacks rank 31st in the NFL), but Ryan took eight of them last week. Recent signees Vic Beasley and Takkarist McKinley -- both former Falcons -- will provide much-needed scouting reports on Atlanta. -- Paul Gutierrez

Stat to know: Ryan's 82 Total QBR since Week 6 is third best in the NFL over that span. He began the season with a 61 Total QBR over the first five weeks, which ranked 21st in the NFL.

Injuries: Raiders | Falcons

What to know for fantasy: Raiders tight end Darren Waller is adding upside to his stable fantasy base. Over the past two weeks, he is averaging 12.5 yards per catch, up from 7.9. See Week 12 rankings.

Betting nugget: Las Vegas has covered six of its past seven road games (4-1 ATS this season). Read more.

Gutierrez's pick: Raiders 31, Falcons 30

Triplett's pick: Raiders 27, Falcons 23

FPI prediction: LV, 52.3% (by an average of 0.8 points)

Matchup must-reads: Raiders guard Incognito out for the year after foot surgery ... Falcons' pass protection woes reemerge on eight-sack day for Ryan