We’re one hour away from the first game of the season for the Falcons. As always, eight months of angst, anticipation, and awkward Combine questions come to a close today, and we get to see whether this team is actually any good or not. It’s an exciting, terrifying time.
For the Falcons to win, as we’ve chronicled throughout the week, their offense will need to be better and less prone to turnovers, and the defense will have to tackle well and avoid the kind of sloppy, disinterested play that arguably cost them both Tampa Bay games in 2015. The Buccaneers have talent on both sides of the ball, so despite this easily being one of the easier games on paper that the Falcons will deal with in the first half of the season, it’s no gimme.
Check out the tracker below, brush up on the game info if you missed it, and discuss the game with your fellow Falcons fans. Go Falcons!
Falcons-Buccaneers game info
Game time: Sunday, September 11, 1 p.m. EST
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
TV Channel: FOX
Radio: 92.9 The Game (Wes Durham and Dave Archer)
Online Stream: Can't give you any legal, live streams, but NFL Gamepass offers a live audio stream of the Wes Durham and Dave Archer call, and is your best option for watching the games afterwards. DirecTV also has NFL Sunday Ticket, which is worth checking out.
Announcers: Sam Rosen, David Diehl, Holly Sanders
Injury Report: Julio’s good to go and Keanu Neal is out. We may not see injured birds Dashon Goldson and Terron Ward, however.
Prediction: Falcons win 28-24
Opposition: Bucs Nation