Before we learn the Falcons’ 2017 schedule, which will be the source of much discussion and dissection in the days and weeks ahead, it’s fun to throw down some predictions about the slate ahead.
Here’s my prediction, to get the conversation started. I’ve got Atlanta nabbing four primetime games, including two Monday Night Football games, because I do what I want. If that seems light for a Super Bowl team, let’s just say I’ve been trained not to expect more.
Week 1: Sunday Night Football vs. Saints
Week 2: @Detroit Lions
Week 3: vs. Bills
Week 4: Monday Night Football @ Patriots
Week 5: @Bears
Week 6: vs. Buccaneers
Week 7: BYE
Week 8: @Panthers
Week 9: Thursday Night Football vs. Cowboys
Week 10: vs. Dolphins
Week 11: Monday Night Football @Seahawks
Week 12: @Buccaneers
Week 13: @Jets
Week 14: vs. Vikings
Week 15: vs. Panthers
Week 16: vs. Packers
Week 17: @Saints
Go ahead and share yours in the comments. We’re only about five hours away from knowing the truth.