We’ve been waiting all spring and summer for actual regular season football, so I’m going to assume you want to watch it.
The first week brings us the Falcons at home against the Eagles, one of the more winnable matchups on the 2021 slate and also an excellent early test for this offensive line and team more generally. The Falcons will have to contain a quarterback who can escape pressure and run for yards, clamp down on a couple of talented tight ends and receivers and keep Matt Ryan safe with an offensive line that feels like a work in progress. If they can do all those things, we’ll have a pretty happy Sunday.
Here’s how you can watch and a few more key details. Go Falcons!
Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Week 1
When: Sunday, September 12 at 1:00 p.m. EST
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Pam Oliver
Streaming: NFL Sunday Ticket via DirectTV, the Falcons app if you’re local
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Key Questions: Can Jalen Mayfield and Matt Hennessy hold up on the interior of the offensive line against a very tough matchup? Will the Falcons be able to get to Jalen Hurts and force the kinds of turnovers and bad decisions that will help them win this one comfortably? Will Kyle Pitts be unstoppable, or just a little stoppable?