The Atlanta Falcons kick off the season in an hour, at long last, and will hopefully be leaving Chicago 1-0 and ready to dominate for the following 15 games. Whatever the outcome, I am legitimately happy to have football back.
The Bears have home field advantage, a strong front seven and capable offensive line, and a dangerous running back in Jordan Howard. The Falcons have advantages almost everywhere, however, and are the easy favorites here. Let’s hope they can put together a strong enough performance to put that Super Bowl hangover talk to rest...unlike the Patriots.
Here’s the info you need to know, and a Twitter tracker for those of you who want to keep up and don’t get the game live. Enjoy, everyone!
Falcons @ Bears Week 1 key info
Time: Sunday, September 10, 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV Channel: FOX
Announcers: Booth: Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis. Sideline: Pam Oliver
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Prediction: Falcons win, 31-20
SB Nation Opposition Site: Windy City Gridiron
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