The Atlanta Falcon’s next two opponents – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants – are not going to be easy to beat.
The Bucs are coming off of a Super Bowl victory. That fact alone would make you believe that the Falcons are outmatched and from what we have seen so far, that is probably true.
New York has shown signs of improvement so far. Quarterback Daniel Jones has managed to play much better than in years past.
The Buccaneers also have talent across the board but the difference between those two teams is that the Bucs have an established quarterback.
To sum it all up, it will be a difficult stretch during the next few games and the Falcons need to fix a lot of things if they intend to win.
Atlanta Falcon’s next two opponents have a scheduling advantage.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened up the NFL season against the Dallas Cowboys on a Thursday night and ten days following that game they play the Atlanta Falcons.
Meanwhile, the Falcons have the normal seven days to get ready for the Buccaneers. This gives the Buccaneers an extra few days to be able to prepare for the Falcons.
Next, the New York Giants play the Washington Football Team on Thursday night football, and wouldn’t you know it, their following game will be against the Falcons.
This means that the Falcons will have seven days to prepare for both of those games, while both of their opponents will get ten days to prepare.
This may not seem like a huge deal but in the NFL any advantage is huge.
Not to mention, the Falcons have a rookie head coach and this requires a bit more each and every week as players and coaches are learning each other’s styles constantly.
Atlanta also can not afford to have any disadvantages after the type of play we saw against the Eagles.
It may be a long season ahead, hopefully, Atlanta can overcome a variety of factors to win enough games and make the playoffs.