Ranking the Falcons 2022 regular season games from easiest to hardest
14) Week 11: vs. Chicago Bears
The Bears take the cake for the easiest team that the Falcons will have to play.
Just look at their roster and it becomes apparent why this is the case. We all know how much pressure Justin Fields was under last season and it seems like that will continue with the offensive line they are planning to have to start the year. This might be one of the rare times the Falcons can actually get pressure on a quarterback.
Sure, they have some solid players in Darnell Mooney, David Montgomery, Eddie Jackson, and then some stars with the likes of Robert Quinn and Roquan Smith — at least for now — but that is not nearly enough to make up for the giant holes they have elsewhere.
13) Week 8 & 10: vs. Carolina Panthers
Obviously, if we were to get really specific with these rankings, we would put the Falcons’ week eight matchup with their divisional rivals as the easier game because they are at home, compared to being on the road in Charlotte in week 10. But, we really do not need to get that specific.
On the road or at home, the Atlanta Falcons should beat the Panthers. The Panthers roster is just not good at all. They may have stars in Christian McCaffrey (if he doesn’t get injured), D.J. Moore, Brian Burns, and maybe even Shaq Thompson, but when you seriously have a quarterback competition between two guys and one of those guys is Sam Darnold, you know you are in trouble.
The Falcons have really dominated the Panthers ever since Carolina lost to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50, no reason to think they cannot continue to do that.
12) Week 3: @ Seattle Seahawks
You probably have already heard this before but the Seahawks are not the same without Russell Wilson and the Falcons can take advantage of that.
Their offense still has Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf but even though they invested a little bit in their offensive line, they still are suspect until they prove differently.
They are also very similar to the Falcons on the defensive line as they are both extremely thin on the line. Although both offensive lines are suspect, we might not see much pressure on either quarterback.
Speaking of quarterbacks, whether it is Drew Lock or Geno Smith, neither are that great. They do not have an established quarterback, which usually means you aren’t a great team.
11) Week 12: @ Washington Commanders
The Falcons might be playing yet another quarterback who is occasionally careless with the football, as the Commanders brought in Carson Wentz from the Colts. There have been some extreme highs for him but also some extreme lows. It could be a game where Atlanta will force multiple turnovers.
Terry McLaurin and their defensive line are where you need to worry. For the Falcons they luckily have A.J. Terrell and Casey Hayward who could combine to negate McLaurin, but the Falcons’ offensive line is the issue. Last year, they were able to limit the Commanders’ pressure, but will they be able to do it again? Who knows, but you like the Falcons’ overall chances in this one.