As the preseason winds down, the Atlanta Falcons are ready to kick off their 2012 regular season. The Falcons are scheduled to play eight games at home in the Georgia Dome and eight games on the road. Atlanta’s 2011 regular season record of 10-6 earned them an NFC Wild Card berth in the playoffs. Head coach Mike Smith is in his 5th year with the Falcons.
The Falcons will meet the Kansas City Chiefs in their season opener on September 9. The game will be played at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Falcons return to Atlanta for their home opener on Monday, September 17 against Denver. The Falcons will face the Broncos, with new quarterback Peyton Manning, in a matchup that will be televised on ESPN at 8:30pm. Week 3 will find the Falcons at San Diego on September 23. The Falcons last played the Chargers in 2009, when they won by a field goal. On September 30 the Falcons will matchup against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in the Georgia Dome.
The Falcons will travel to Washington on October 7 to face the คู่บอลสเต็ป ufabet Redskins. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will face Washington’s rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Heisman trophy winner out of Baylor. The Oakland Raiders travel to Atlanta for an October 14 meeting in the Georgia Dome. The Raiders, after a mediocre 2011 season, will be led by new head coach Dennis Allen. October 21 is a bye week for Atlanta. The Falcons travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles on October 28. The Falcons won their last matchup in 2011.
Week 9 will see Atlanta host the Dallas Cowboys on November 4. Then they travel to New Orleans to meet Drew Brees and the Saints on November 11. The Falcons will be back at home in the Georgia Dome on November 18 to play Arizona, and Atlanta goes to Tampa Bay on November 25. The Falcons will meet New Orleans for the second time this season, this time at home, on November 29. They will play Carolina again in Charlotte on December 9. The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants come to Atlanta on December 16, and the Falcons will meet the Lions in Detroit on December 22. The final regular season game is scheduled against Tampa Bay on December 30 at the Georgia Dome.