When the Falcons take the field tonight, we’ll get our first extended look at this football team in game action in 2021. It’s expected to be a game that both teams use primarily to evaluate backups, roster hopefuls and position battles—you won’t see Matt Ryan and Calvin Ridley out there, we’re guessing—but that’s necessary work and it’ll give us a closer look at players we’re legitimately excited about.
If you’re looking to watch the action tonight, here’s how you can do so. Don’t forget to join The Falcoholic Live crew for live commentary throughout the game, as well!
Atlanta Falcons vs. Tennessee Titans, Preseason Week 1
When: Friday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. EST
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Announcers: Justin Kutcher, Coy Wire, D.J. Shockley, Jen Hale and Steve Wyche
Streaming: NFL Gamepass (if out of market; 7 day free trials are available)
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Key Questions: How will the offensive line battles shake out when it’s time to put these guys on the field, and will the team choose to sit presumptive left guard and center starters Josh Andrews and Matt Hennessy? What will the defensive line look like and how heavily will this team rotate? Will we see Kyle Pitts terrorize the Tennessee defense?
Prediction: The score doesn’t matter in the slightest, so my prediction is more this: A lot of time for Willie Beavers and Jalen Mayfield, significant run at left guard for Drew Dalman and at center for Joe Sculthorpe, and a fairly even split of snaps for D’Onta Foreman, Javian Hawkins and Caleb Huntley at running back. The rest, we’ll wait and see.