The league announced the 2012 regular season schedule today. Click here to view the Falcons schedule in its entirety.
The Falcons will open the season on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs on September 9. They will then host the Denver Broncos in their regular season opener in Week 2 on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. That marks the Falcons first of four primetime games. In Week 3, the Falcons will face their third AFC West opponent, travelling to San Diego to take on the Chargers for their lone late afternoon game of the season. They begin their NFC South slate of games on September 30 at home against the Carolina Panthers. Then they go on the road against the Washington Redskins in Week 5, followed up by another home contest to finish their AFC West slate against the Oakland Raiders.
In Week 7, the Falcons get a bye and then travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles on October 28. They get their next primetime game against another NFC East foe the following week against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football on November 4 on NBC, They get their first game against the New Orleans Saints on the road the following week. A home game against the Arizona Cardinals follows with a road contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Falcons are then on a short week at home against the Saints on Thursday Night football on NFL Network. They go on the road in Week 14 against the Panthers before a home game against the New York Giants on December 16, a rematch of the teams 2011 playoff loss. They then get a final primetime game on ESPN on Saturday, December 22 on the road against the Detroit Lions. They finish the season with a home game against the Bucs.