I have been reading and listening, if not logging in. It looks like Pudge will have the last laugh this week on the podcast.
Anyway, I did a quick look at the London games and the results aren't pretty. There have been nine games played in London (I am including Sundays). Unfortunately, the home team has never posted a winning record (safe bet on the Raiders this year). The best is the '08 Saints at 8-8. My guess is the better teams don't want to give up a home game and playing basically nine road games is just to much. In contrast, the road teams have done ok with the '07 Giants winning the SB.
Can the Falcons overcome history? Based on play to date, I would say no. The pass rush and the defense as a whole is pathetic.
While I am on London, I thought the Raiders achieved a new low (is that possible?) on Sunday. Not only did they play horribly, but no one cared enough to help out their QB when he was injured. The guy couldn't walk and everyone just kind of watched him hop over to the sideline. If I lived in Oakland, then I might just tell the team to stay in England.