Falcons Schedule 2015: Atlanta Lands 2 Primetime Games


The Atlanta Falcons’ 2015 NFL regular season schedule has been released, and you view the full schedule here. Who are there two primetime games against?

The Falcons will open the season against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Georgia Dome on one of two Monday Night Football games. The game will kick off at 7:10 p.m. ET on Monday, September 14.

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The next primetime game on the Falcons schedule is on Thursday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints at The Superdome.

This divisional clash will take place at 8:25 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 15.

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The Saints will pose a familiar threat for Atlanta. These two teams meet twice every year, and it was the Falcons who got the better of their rivals last season, winning both contests.

The Falcons convincingly beat the Saints in their own stadium in Week 16 last season, winning the contest 30-14.

On Thursday Night Football, they will be facing a New Orleans side without Jimmy Graham, who was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in March.

Here is the list of the two primetime games the Falcons are currently scheduled to play:

Week 1: vs Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Monday, September 14
Kickoff: 7:10 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN

Week 2: @ New Orleans Saints
Date: Thursday, October 15
Kickoff: 8:25 p.m. ET
Channel: CBS; NFL Network

So what do you make of the Falcons’ schedule? Are you pleased with these primetime games? Should they be featured in more?

Remember, you can check out the Falcons’ full schedule here.