2010 Opponents slated
The Falcons thirteen opponents for the 2010 season are known now that standings have been finalized. Next year the Falcons will face their three division rivals: Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers twice in home and away games.
Their other home games will come against the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, and San Francisco 49ers. The Cardinals, Ravens, Bengals, and Packers all made the playoffs this season and all five teams won at least 8 games this season.
Their away games will be hosted by the Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams, and Seattle Seahawks. The Eagles are the only playoff team among those, with both them and the Steelers finishing with winning records.
The NFL typically releases the official schedule in the first two weeks of April where the games will be given specific dates.