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NFL schedule 2017: Atlanta Falcons to square off against NFC North next season

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The Atlanta Falcons are one win away from clinching the NFC's 2nd seed and a first round playoff bye. In a perfect world Matt Ryan is named MVP, the Falcons run the table in the playoffs, and the Lombardi finds its way to Atlanta. In a not so perfect world the Falcons flop, Tom Brady is named MVP, and Dave goes back to rehab. In any case, the 2016 season will eventually end and, assuming the apocalypse isn't night, there will be a 2017 season.

I know many of you are very focused on this week and looking forward to the playoffs, but let's take just a moment to look ahead to 2017. As you may already know, the Falcons will square off against the NFC North in 2017. They will play home games against the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. Then they will play away games against the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. Here's what we know about their 2017 schedule thus far:

I definitely don't hate this schedule. Your thoughts?