Atlanta Falcons schedule for the upcoming 2020 season will be released Thursday night on ESPN.
A rumor circulating has the Atlanta Falcons facing a division rival who is suddenly the league’s most popular and possibly feared team.
A Tampa Bay local radio host has allegedly leaked and divulged the week one opponent on the Atlanta Falcons schedule. The Atlanta Falcons will start the season on the road against the Buccaneers, which will be a highly anticipated for many reasons.
This game very well could be a Sunday night or Monday night matchup, which will be a rematch of Super Bowl 51 quarterbacks Matt Ryan against Tom Brady. ESPN is already gagging all over the thought of Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, which is enough to draw the ire of Falcons nation.
The Falcons can hopefully set the tone for the 2020 season by winning at Tampa Bay, where they have beaten the lowly Bucs four straight times. This matchup will no doubt present more of a challenge.
The entire eyes of the NFL world will be watching this game, mostly because of Tom Brady, of course. More than likely, it very well could be one of the highest watched televised games of the season.
Due to COVID-19, there is a high probability that little to no fan will be in the stands Week 1. This game will be the chance for the Atlanta Falcons to see what they’re made of with their new and improved pass rush that was put together this offseason.
Not only will the Falcons have a new look on the defensive line with Dante Fowler, Jr., newly acquired Charles Harris and rookie defensive tackle Marlon Davidson, but they will also be at full health with Keanu Neal back in the lineup at safety.
This game will also mark the debut of the Falcons new, sleek uniforms. With a fresh, new, vibrant look to them, they should be able to create the narrative for the 2020 season.
Starting off the season with a win on the road in a prime time game against a division foe will go a long way and help contribute to making the Atlanta Falcons 2020 schedule less grueling.