On Wednesday, the NFL announced the schedules for all NFL teams, including our very own Atlanta Falcons. The team now knows what they’ll face this year as they try to bounce back from last season’s disappointing 4-12 record.
In addition to giving us the Falcons schedule, we can also now take a look at what the conference rival Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers have to get through. Despite losing Steve Smith, the Panthers are still expected to be a good team and the Saints should always remain a threat while Drew Brees is under center. As for the Buccaneers, they should be expected to do better than last year’s 4-12 record as well. The scheduling information that we now have will offer us a better idea of how the division will shake up.
While we’ve known the Falcons opponents for some time, we can now get a much better idea for how their season will really play out–what will be the tough stretches of the year, where can the team afford to coast a bit and when they have their bye week.
Without further ado, the Atlanta Falcons 2014 schedule:
Week 1 – September 7th – 1:00 PM: New Orleans Saints
Week 2 – September 14th – 1:00 PM: @Cincinnati Bengals
Week 3 – September 18th (Thursday) – 8:25 PM: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 4 – September 28th – 4:25 PM: @Minnesota Vikings
Week 5 – October 5th – 1:00 PM: @New York Giants
Week 6 – October 12th – 1:00 PM: Chicago Bears
Week 7 – October 19th – 1:00 PM: @Baltimore Ravens
Week 8 – October 26th (London) – 9:30 AM: Detroit Lions
Week 9: Bye
Week 10 – November 9th – 1:00 PM: @Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 11 – November 16th – 1:00 PM: @Carolina Panthers
Week 12 – November 23rd – 1:00 PM: Cleveland Browns
Week 13 – November 30th – 4:05 PM: Arizona Cardinals
Week 14 – December 8th (Monday) – 8:30 PM: @Green Bay Packers
Week 15 – December 14th – 1:00 PM: Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 16 – December 21st – 1:00 PM: @New Orleans Saints
Week 17 – December 28th – 1:00 PM: Carolina Panthers
What are your thoughts on this schedule? Easy? Tough? Let us know in the comments.