The Atlanta Falcons schedule for the 2022 season is officially out. Last season, the Falcons went 7-10 in the first 17-game season in NFL history.
Here's a look at the Falcons' schedule for the upcoming season:
Week 1 vs. Saints - September 11, 1 p.m.
The Falcons start off the season against the New Orleans Saints. Last season, the NFC South rivals split their two meetings.
Week 2 @ Rams - September 18, 4:05 p.m.
The Falcons face the defending champions early in their schedule. Downside for the Falcons as the Rams will have a few days extra rest playing after the Thursday Night Football season opener.
Week 3 @ Seahawks - September 25, 4:25 p.m.
Week 4 vs. Browns - October 2, 1 p.m.
The Falcons might face Deshaun Watson, who the team tried to acquire in the offseason, so long as he doesn't face a suspension longer than three games.
Week 5 @ Buccaneers - October 9, 1 p.m.
Week 6 vs. 49ers - October 16, 1 p.m.
Week 7 @ Bengals - October 23, 1 p.m.
The Falcons face the reigning AFC Champions in Week 7.
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Week 8 vs. Panthers - October 30, 1 p.m.
Week 9 vs. Chargers - November 6, 1 p.m.
Week 10 @ Panthers - November 10, 8:15 p.m. (Thursday Night Football)
The lone primetime game scheduled for the Falcons, and it comes against the NFC South rival Panthers.
Week 11 vs. Bears - November 20, 1 p.m.
Week 12 @ Commanders - November 27, 1 p.m.
Week 13 vs. Steelers - December 4, 1 p.m.
Week 14 - BYE
Week 15 @ Saints - December 17/18, TBD
Week 16 @ Ravens - December 24, 1 p.m.
Week 17 vs. Cardinals - January 1, 1 p.m.
Week 18 vs. Buccaneers - January 7/8, TBD
Two home games to close out the season is always nice, but facing two playoff teams from a year ago could pose a challenge at season's end if the Falcons are contending for the playoffs.