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Raiders vs. Falcons preview: Atlanta faces trap game in its quest for a 6-0 start

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The Raiders have had two weeks to prepare for the Falcons.

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Depending on how the Houston Texans do on Monday night, the Atlanta Falcons could be the only undefeated team in football entering Week 6. But while a trip home to face the Oakland Raiders sounds like the recipe to a 6-0 start, it will present some challenges.

The first of those challenges is that the Oakland Raiders are coming off a bye, and therefore will have two weeks to prepare for Atlanta.

The second is that while Oakland doesn't have the best of defenses, it will present more of a challenge than the last two weeks against the Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers.

With the way Atlanta's schedule unfolds, a win in Week 6 would have the team feeling more comfortable after its Week 7 bye. Following the bye week, the Falcons play Philadelphia, Dallas, New Orleans and Arizona.

Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

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