Atlanta Falcons 2014 schedule revealed


Feb 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

"Week 1 – September 7th – 1:00 PM: New Orleans SaintsWeek 2 – September 14th – 1:00 PM: @Cincinnati BengalsWeek 3 – September 18th (Thursday) – 8:25 PM: Tampa Bay BuccaneersWeek 4 – September 28th – 4:25 PM: @Minnesota VikingsWeek 5 – October 5th – 1:00 PM: @New York GiantsWeek 6 – October 12th – 1:00 PM: Chicago BearsWeek 7 – October 19th – 1:00 PM: @Baltimore RavensWeek 8 – October 26th (London) – 9:30 AM: Detroit LionsWeek 9: ByeWeek 10 – November 9th – 1:00 PM: @Tampa Bay BuccaneersWeek 11 – November 16th – 1:00 PM: @Carolina PanthersWeek 12 – November 23rd – 1:00 PM: Cleveland BrownsWeek 13 – November 30th – 4:05 PM: Arizona CardinalsWeek 14 – December 8th (Monday) – 8:30 PM: @Green Bay PackersWeek 15 – December 14th – 1:00 PM: Pittsburgh SteelersWeek 16 – December 21st – 1:00 PM: @New Orleans SaintsWeek 17 – December 28th – 1:00 PM: Carolina Panthers"

What are your thoughts on this schedule? Easy? Tough? Let us know in the comments.