Nov 29, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) hands off to running back Jacquizz Rodgers (32) during the second half against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Saints 23-13. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Week #1: Start Time, TV Channel, Live Stream and More


Update: Asante Samuel has been ruled out for Sunday’s action, and you can read all about that here.

The Falcons and Saints kick-off today to start the NFL season (it’s finally here!), and here are a few details to get you to kick-off!

Date: September 8, 2013

Kickoff Time: 1:00 PM ET

TV Channel: FOX

Radio: 94.1 FM and 790 AM (local in Atlanta), click here for local affiliate

Live Stream: Click here

In case you missed it, we posted a full-length preview of all of the week 1 festivities, but if you are looking for a more comprehensive, early-season look at the team, be sure to go back and read our 9-part preview from the past few weeks (all links included in that post).

The Saints are the single biggest rival of the hometown Falcons, and every game is big. However, it is crucial to start any season off on the right foot, and the Birds have a heavy challenge in front of them against a hostile crowd in the Big Easy.

Stay tuned for post-game analysis, including a full recap shortly after the game.

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