This is the most important week of preseason for the Falcons, who will be testing their starters out against a very competent Miami Dolphins team. With the starters potentially playing a full half or even a little bit more, it's critical the Falcons come out of this one healthy and looking like a quality football team.
This is an especially important game because it may very well feature the returns of Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman, who will be your starting and backup running backs, though we're not yet sure which one is which. Add the importance of nailing down a starting offensive line, further clarity for rotations on the first team defense, and settling some of the backup spots in the second half with the cutdown to 75 coming up, and you can see why this preseason game actually (gasp!) matters.
Let's take a closer look at everything you need to know for tomorrow's game.
Game time: Saturday, August 29, 7 p.m. EST
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
TV Channel: CW69
Radio: 92.9 The Game (Wes Durham and Dave Archer)
Listen Live: TheFalcFans/Falcoholic Podcast
Online Stream: The NFL offers its preseason live program for truly live streaming of games like this. Post-game, NFL Rewind is your source for streams.
Announcers: Coy Wire!
Injury Report: Tevin Coleman is in, Devonta Freeman is a gametime call, Desmond Trufant, Peter Konz, Antone Smith, and William Moore are out.
Odds: The Falcons are four point underdogs
Prediction: Falcons lose 28-24
Opposition: The Phinsider
2015 Atlanta Falcons schedule
Week 3: @Miami Dolphins, 7 p.m., Saturday, August 29
Week 4: Baltimore Ravens, 7 p.m., Thursday, September 3
Week 1: Philadelphia Eagles, 7:10 p.m., Monday, September 14
Week 2: @New York Giants, 1 p.m., Sunday, September 20
Week 3: @Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m., Sunday, September 27
Week 4: Houston Texans, 1 p.m., Sunday, October 4
Week 5 Washington Redskins, 1 p.m., Sunday, October 11
Week 6: @New Orleans Saints, Thursday, October 15
Week 7: @Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., Sunday, October 25
Week 8: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., Sunday, November 1
Week 9: @San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m., Sunday, November 8
Week 10: BYE WEEK
Week 11: Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., Sunday, November 22
Week 12: Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., Sunday, November 29
Week 13: @Buccaneers, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 6
Week 14: @Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 13
Week 15: @Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 20
Week 16: Panthers, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 27
Week 17: Saints, 1 p.m., Sunday, January 3