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Texans vs. Falcons 2015 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

The Falcons are in prime position to improve their record to 4-0, and win a game with ease for a change.

The Atlanta Falcons have made history so far this season. They're the first club to ever start the year with three consecutive fourth-quarter come-from-behind victories. They'll look to continue their winning ways against the Houston Texans this week, albeit with a bit more ease.

The Matt Ryan-to-Julio Jones connection stole the show in Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys, when they connected for two touchdowns and 164 yards through the air. It was Jones' third consecutive 100-yard performance to open up the season. Ryan finished the day 24-of-36 for 285 yards against a depleted Cowboys secondary.

The other star for the Falcons was running back Devonta Freeman, who was filling in for the injured Tevin Coleman. The 2014 fourth-round pick rushed for 141 yards and three touchdowns, including the score that put Atlanta ahead for good.

Though it was a banner day for the Falcons' offense, the defense struggled in the first half, surrendering 28 points and 295 total yards — 131 of which came on the ground — to a Cowboys team that was playing without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. It was a different story in the second half of the game when the Falcons pitched a shutout. Backup quarterback Brandon Weeden and the Cowboys were only able to muster 52 total yards in the contest's final two quarters.

It was the antithesis of the Falcons' performance in Week 1, when the defense dominated the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half before unraveling in the last 30 minutes of play. Head coach Dan Quinn is looking for a more consistent effort from his defense, and it could come against a sub-par Texans offense Sunday.

Houston picked up its first win of the season last week, ousting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 19-9. Running back Alfred Blue led them to victory, rushing for 139 yards on 31 carries. He scored a touchdown as well, filling in for Arian Foster, who's expected to be a game-time decision this week.

Ryan Mallett got his second start of the season in place of veteran Brian Hoyer, who was benched after a poor showing in the season opener. Mallett went 24-of-39 for 228 yards with one touchdown and one interception. It was an improvement over his performance in Week 2, though — he only completed 27 of 58 passes in that affair.

It's been a so-so start for the Houston defense, which ranks 12th in the league in yards allowed. The Texans may face their biggest challenge of the season so far Sunday, since the Falcons' offense can be unstoppable at times at home.

But even if the Texans' defense becomes the dominant unit it appears to be on paper, it's unlikely the team will go anywhere without better play at quarterback. Given that the game will be played in Atlanta, the Falcons can probably be counted on to put multiple scores on the board. The Texans may have to throw often in this one, and it's uncertain if Mallett can get the job done. His track record — or lack thereof — leaves a lot to be desired.

How to Watch

When: 1 p.m. ET

Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta


Commentators: Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon

Online: NFL Game Pass