The initial thought when looking at the Atlanta Falcons schedule – OMG. It is very difficult. The 2019 Falcons schedule features six teams (seven games) versus teams that made the playoffs in 2018 and won five playoff games, including the current NFC champion LA Rams.
Once one gets over the initial shock of how difficult this Atlanta Falcons schedule is, the next thought should be – this is how champions are built. Champions do not take the path of least resistance. Champions do not run from the best competition. Champions want to take on the best in order to solidify their place on top of the mountain.
The one perspective that we have for the 2019 Atlanta Falcons – they have something to prove. Linebacker De’Vondre Campbell said it best on twitter – “we don’t need a ton of motivation”. This team is hungry and they are focused. That starts at the top with owner Arthur Blank, who as we have noted many times, has been very vocal about his expectations in 2019.
Dan Quinn understands what is at stake in 2019 – potentially his job and his reputation. General Manager Thomas Dimitroff knows that his run as the general manager for the Atlanta Falcons could be over if things go sideways in 2019. There is a lot of public accountability, which has not always been the case.
The 2019 Atlanta Falcons schedule is one that is unquestionably daunting, but also one that works in the favor for how this team in built – speed. In 2019, the Falcons will play 12 games in dome stadiums – eight home games and then on the road versus Minnesota, Indianapolis, Houston and Arizona. They do not play a single road game in cold weather conditions. The closest they come is when the Falcons visit Santa Clara in December, the temperature is still in the 60’s.
Overall, the Falcons schedule sets up nicely for the goal this year – representing the NFC in Super Bowl 54 in Miami. As the old adages state – “iron sharpens iron” and “if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best”.
The Atlanta Falcons 2019 schedule are what CHAMPIONS are made of.