We’ve known the Falcons’ 2019 opponents for a while now, but now we know when the games will take place. The Atlanta Falcons’ 2019 schedule has been revealed, and can be found below.
2019 Falcons schedule
Week 1: @Minnesota Vikings — Sunday, September 8, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 2: vs. Philadelphia Eagles — Sunday Night Football, September 15, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Week 3: @Indianapolis Colts — Sunday, September 22, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)
Week 4: vs. Tennessee Titans — Sunday, September 29, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)
Week 5: @Houston Texans —Sunday, October 6, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 6: @Arizona Cardinals — Sunday, October 13, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Rams — Sunday, October 20, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 8: vs. Seattle Seahawks — Sunday, October 27, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 9: BYE WEEK
Week 10: @New Orleans Saints — Sunday, November 10, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 11: @Carolina Panthers — Sunday, November 17, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 12: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Sunday, November 24, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 13: vs. New Orleans Saints — Thursday Night Football, November 28, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Week 14: vs. Carolina Panthers — Sunday, December 8, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 15: @San Francisco 49ers — Sunday, December 15, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Week 16: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars — Sunday, December 22, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 17: @Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Sunday, December 29, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
This schedule is notable for several playoff contenders in the first half of the year, including that opening road game against the Vikings, plus games against the Colts, Eagles, Rams, Seahawks, and Texans/Titans. None of those are impossible games—having the Rams at home helps—but they are tough, and the Falcons will be in excellent shape if they can come out of the first half of the year relatively unscathed. Their bye then leads into all six of their divisional games paired with a home tilt against the Jaguars and road game against the 49ers.
Aside from the Bucs, potentially, and the Cardinals, there are no easy games on this schedule. There’s also very few that I’d pencil in as definite losses at the moment, as crazy as that might sound after last year, making this a slate that’s navigable if the Falcons are improved and healthy. That’s hardly a given, but so long as the NFC South isn’t a juggernaut this year, I feel good about Atlanta’s chances.
We still have the NFL Draft coming up on April 25, 2019, but after looking over the Falcons 2019 schedule, what are your record predictions? Let us know in the comments below!