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Falcons 2022 schedule released, will kick off regular season hosting the Saints

The Falcons 2022 regular season schedule is officially set.

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As we eagerly await the start of the 2022 season, we’re one step closer today. We’ve known who the Atlanta Falcons’ 2022 opponents for a few months now, and for the last several days we’ve had our schedule release tracker going so you likely already know when most of the games take place.

But, it’s official now. On Thursday evening, the NFL officially released the preseason and regular season schedules for all 32 teams. Below, you can find the gauntlet in which the Falcons must run through starting this fall.

2022 Falcons preseason schedule

  • Week 1: @ Detroit Lions, Friday, August 12, 6 p.m. ET
  • Week 2: @ New York Jets, Monday, August 22, 8 p.m. ET
  • Week 3: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Saturday, August 27, 3 p.m. ET

2022 Falcons regular season schedule

  • Week 1: vs. New Orleans Saints, Sunday, September 11, 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 2: @ Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, September 18, 4:05 p.m. ET
  • Week 3: @ Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, September 25, 4:25 p.m. ET
  • Week 4: vs. Cleveland Browns, Sunday, October 2, 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 5: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, October 10, 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 6: vs. San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, October 16, 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 7: @ Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, October 23, 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 8: vs. Carolina Panthers, Sunday, October 30, 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 9: vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, November 6, 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 10: @ Carolina Panthers, Thursday Night Football, November 10, 8:15 p.m. ET
  • Week 11: vs. Chicago Bears, Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 12: @ Washington Commanders, Sunday, November 27, 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 13: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, December 4, 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 14: BYE WEEK
  • Week 15: @ New Orleans Saints, Sunday, December 18, TBD
  • Week 16: @ Baltimore Ravens, Saturday, December 24, 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 17: vs. Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, January 1, 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 18: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TBD

What a way to start the season, right? The Falcons will kick off their 2022 regular season hosting their biggest rival, the Saints. This might be the longest “Hate Week” in team history, as Falcons fans and Saints fans trash talk each other over the next several months. Following the first game, the Falcons will then travel out west and face the defending Super Bowl champion Rams. That should be an interesting test for the team early on in the season.

You’ll notice a couple dates labeled “TBD” because, the dates and times are apparently up in the air still and will be decided as those key games get closer. For now though, the Falcons only have one prime time game in 2022, when they take on the Panthers in Week 10 on Thursday Night Football.

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