The 2019 schedule for the Atlanta Falcons is rough, there’s no question about that. The Falcons have a tough slate of games on the road that will show what type of team the Falcons will be this upcoming season.
Getting right into the schedule, the Atlanta Falcons open week one at the Minnesota Vikings, a team the Falcons have struggled with throughout Matt Ryan‘s career. This will be an extremely difficult game for the Falcons, considering the game is in Minnesota and it’s the first game of the year.
The game at New Orleans, like always, will be a very difficult game for the Falcons. The crowd noise in that stadium is always a huge disadvantage for the opposing opponents. The Drew Brees and Sean Payton factor in their home stadium is always something to look out for, especially for the Falcons given their history of losing in that stadium. This game will more than likely be the toughest game of the year for the Falcons.
Some more difficult road games will be at the Houston Texans and at the Indianapolis Colts. Both teams are coming off of playoff seasons and have great young talent. Also, given the Falcons recent lack of success against AFC teams, these games will prove to be difficult for the Falcons.
The annual road game against the Carolina Panthers is a game that is up in the air. The Falcons have a history of mixed performances at Carolina, with some being fantastic and others being terrible. This is a toss up game, mainly riding on which Cam Newton shows up this season.
Road games against the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers shouldn’t cause any problems for the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have had their way with the Buccaneers and Cardinals over the last several years and the 49ers are still lacking talent in different areas to pose any type of real threat.
An article written previously on Blogging Dirty, mentioned the Atlanta Falcons will have a bounce back season. The schedule, especially the road schedule, does not do the Falcons any favors. It is a tough schedule, but it is a schedule that can mold the Falcons into contenders.