Quick Take: Falcons (4-3) at Raiders (2-5)

Last meeting
The host Falcons defeated the Raiders, 35-10, in 2004 -- Norv Turner's first year as Raiders head coach.

Streaks
The teams have split their two meetings since 2000, with the Raiders leading the all-time series, 7-4.

Last week
Adam Jennings muffed a punt in the closing minutes, as the Falcons lost a tough one to the Eagles, 27-14. ... Joe Flacco did it all, leading the host Ravens to a 29-10 win over the Raiders.

Keep your eye on ...
White-hot White:Falcons receiver Roddy White has continued to build off his breakout 2007 campaign to become one of the top receivers in the NFL this season. White had two touchdowns last week and has scored in three consecutive games. This week, he faces a formidable cornerback tandem in Nnamdi Asomugha and former teammate DeAngelo Hall.

Russell's decision-making: One of the first things Tom Cable wanted to work on when he became interim coach was JaMarcus Russell's decision-making. Cable said he was pleased with Russell's performance against the Ravens and now wants Russell to get into a "cut-it-loose" mentality, allowing him to let the ball fly instead of holding on to it too long.

McFadden's toe:Darren McFadden missed the Raiders' Week 7 game against the Ravens after he aggravated his turf-toe injury. McFadden is confident he will play this week, and the Raiders could have success running the ball against a vulnerable Falcons rush defense that ranks in the bottom third of the NFL.

Did you know?
Falcons running back Michael Turner ranks third in the NFC with 655 rushing yards. He is averaging 93.6 rushing yards per game. ... Former first-round pick Jamaal Anderson aims for his third consecutive game with a sack. ... Raiders rookie WR Chaz Schilens (seventh round out of San Diego State) had a career-high three receptions for 76 yards last week.

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