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Falcons vs. Bears: What to know about Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season

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The Falcons are about to play their first game of the season, and we’re so ready.

Chicago Bears v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

The Atlanta Falcons have just completed a long, long offseason that simultaneously flew by and seemed to drag forever thanks to the Super Bowl hangover. At last, though, we don’t have to deal with 28-3 jokes and conjecture. The play on the field is going to tell us everything we need to know.

The first game provides a perfect opportunity for the Falcons to get the 2017 season started right, thanks to a prime matchup against the Chicago Bears. It’s a road game, sure, but there aren’t going to be many easier games the rest of the way, thanks to Chicago’s injured and inept offense and merely okay defense. Let’s hope Atlanta can get in the win column early, especially with a tough Packers team coming to town in Week 2.

Here’s the vital information for the game ahead. See you here Sunday!

Atlanta-Chicago Week 1 game info

What: Atlanta Falcons @ Chicago Bears

When: 1 p.m. EST, Sunday, September 10

TV Channel: FOX

Live Streaming: Game Pass

Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Odds: The Falcons are 6 point favorites

What’s important: Getting the first win of the 2017 season, showing you can beat the crap out of a lousy team, saving your