We're not going to do a deep dive into the schedule until the Falcons have played four games, but given that I get this question a lot, I wanted to gauge where the fanbase was at. Based on how the Falcons have performed thus far and how the teams on their schedule look, have you revised your expectations for this season?
The Giants and Vikings look mediocre so far. The Buccaneers are a train wreck, while teams like the Browns, Bears and Ravens at least don't look stellar. It's easy to look at this team and see the Falcons picking up an additional 5-6 weeks without even accounting for the possibility of them beating the Panthers, Saints, Packers, etc., but certainly those questions about the team's road ability and defensive fortitude still linger.
Here's the full schedule for your consideration.
Week 1: New Orleans Saints (W)
Week 2: @Cincinnati Bengals (L)
Week 3: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (W)
Week 4: @Minnesota Vikings (9/28, 1 p.m., FOX
Week 5: @New York Giants (10/5, 1 p.m., FOX)
Week 6: Chicago Bears (10/12, 1 p.m., FOX)
Week 7: @Baltimore Ravens (10/19, 1 p.m., FOX)
Week 8: Detroit Lions (10/26, 9:30 a.m., London, FOX)
Week 9: Bye Week
Week 10: @Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11/9, 1 p.m., FOX)
Week 11: @Carolina Panthers (11/16, 1 p.m., FOX)
Week 12: Cleveland Browns (11/23, 1 p.m., CBS)
Week 13: Arizona Cardinals (11/30, 4:05 p.m., FOX)
Week 14: @Green Bay Packers (12/8, 8:30 p.m., ESPN)
Week 15: Pittsburgh Steelers (12/14, 1 p.m., CBS)
Week 16: @New Orleans Saints (12/21, 1 p.m., FOX)
Week 17: Carolina Panthers (12/28, 1 p.m., FOX)
I'm still firmly at 9-7, myself. We'll see how the Falcons fare on the road this weekend.
Where do you stand?