The Atlanta Falcons have moved into the top 10 in the most recent ESPN Power Rankings as they jump from No. 11 last week to No 9 this week. The Falcons are fresh off a 24-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings and currently sit at 7-4 on the season, just one game behind the NFC South leading New Orleans Saints (8-3).
The Falcons travel to Houston this week to take on the Texans and rookie quarterback T.J. Yates in a game with huge playoff implications for both teams. Yates is starting in place of injured quarterbacks Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart for the Texans.
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