Nov 23, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) reacts in front of tackle Ryan Schraeder (73) after being injured against the Cleveland Browns during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Browns defeated the Falcons 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
We now know the Falcons will be featured on primetime in Week 1, as they play host to the Philadelphia Eagles on September 14. This is actually one of two primetime games the Falcons are scheduled for.
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The other comes in Week 6 on the road to the New Orleans Saints, which is in fact the Falcons’ first divisional opponent. After going 5-1 against the division last year, they face a tough test of going to The Superdome in primetime.
Both games against the Carolina Panthers will be played in December. They will hit the road to play in Carolina in Week 14 on December 13, before playing host two weeks later in Week 16.
The Falcons will then end the season with a home game against the Saints. Will the Falcons be competing for a playoff berth?
Dan Quinn couldn’t have asked much of a tougher start than what Atlanta will face.
After playing host to the Eagles in Week 1, the Falcons head on the road to face the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys in Weeks 2 and 3 respectively.
New York are a team on the rise, while Dallas will be looking to make another playoff run.
It will even out over the middle part of the season. The Falcons will fancy their chances in a six-game run that features two games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well as a game against the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers.
What do you make of the schedule? Be sure to let us know.