Atlanta Falcons – Schedule in 2014
The Falcons are back with a fresh team loaded with new stars and aspirations
of getting right back to the top of the NFC South standings, with a chip on their shoulder as they look to prove that 2013
was a fluke. Though Jake Mathews isn't a flashy draft pick, he's also a stud at offensive tackle, giving them stability at
a crucial position for many years to come. The Falcons further addressed needs by adding Dez Southward, a playmaking menace
who is going to help in a big way as the Falcons go up against some of the top offenses in the NFL. Playing in the NFC South
never makes for an easy schedule, and that will be the case yet again this season. The Falcons are going to have to stay healthy
if they're going to contend for the division title, something that they struggled with in 2013 as they ended up with a frustrating
The Falcons will have to play particularly well when they face off with the New Orleans Saints this season,
as the Saints have one of the best offenses in the National Football League, led by quarterback Drew Brees. It will be the
Falcons against the Saints both at home to start the regular season on Sept. 7 and then again on Dec. 21, with the Falcons
travel to New Orleans for an exciting late-season test. The Falcons will also have to raise their level of play when they
take on the Carolina Panthers in 2014.
Panthers-Falcons will bring plenty of fanfare on Nov. 16 in Carolina and then
at home on Dec. 28 to wrap up the regular season, giving fans two different opportunities to see if the new-look Falcons can
take down Cam Newton. It's not only about the divisional matchups, however, as a Lions-Falcons matchup on Oct. 26 at Wembley
Stadium in London is the perfect opportunity for fans to head across the pond and see the Falcons in action, and a Monday
Night Football matchup in Green Bay on Dec. 8 will also bring plenty of fanfare. Falcons-Bears on Oct. 12 at the Georgia Dome
is another game that fans will have circled on their calendar, and Cardinals-Falcons on Nov. 30 at home will also provide
plenty of incentive for fans to head out and see the Falcons against another top-tier NFC opponent.
The Atlanta Falcons are never exactly lacking in explosive playmakers, making it always a good idea to get out
and see for yourself how quickly they can change the dynamic of a big game. Of course, you need a signal caller to have much
of a shot at a title in the NFL, and the Falcons are glad to have one of the best in Matt Ryan, a player who seems to be getting
better and better from season to season. 2013 was a challenging year, of course, but when you have a franchise quarterback
and playmakers for him to get the ball to, you'll see that the Falcons are a team that can scare just about anybody whenever
they take to the gridiron. As they look to get back into the playoff mix with their set of playmakers on both sides of the
ball, this is a team that you definitely don't want to sleep on in 2014. A season of good luck on the injury front alone will
definitely make a difference.
NFL football has plenty of great games on the schedule each
and every season, from plenty of top-tier preseason matchups and regular season battles to games to playoff clashes that you'll
have to see first-hand to believe. These are some of the best athletes in the entire world, though that's something that you
need to see for yourself to truly appreciate. When your favorite team is digging in and the buzz of the crowd is steadily
rising with fans anticipating an epic finale, you'll understand that there is absolutely nothing quite like football when
it's played at this level.
The Atlanta Falcons began their journey in the National Football
League in June of 1965, and since then have given their fans some major thrills over the years. With players like Deion Sanders,
Gerald Riggs, Jessie Tuggle and many more great players, the Falcons have had some great moments over the years, helping to
solidify themselves as major players on the local sports scene in Atlanta from one generation to the next. With a promising
team loaded with some of the stars of both today and tomorrow, Falcons' fans are daydreaming about their team making a title
run much sooner rather than later.
Did you know that Deion Sanders ran a 4.2 40-yard dash
at the combine before getting drafted by the Falcons?
Second only to legend Bo Jackson, Sanders was lightning quick
– particularly at the start of his career. When he hit the field for the Falcons, Sanders quickly became one of the
best cover corners in the game and also was one of the most renowned returners as well, making him one of the most dynamic
players of his era and a one-time pillar of the Atlanta Falcons franchise.
Falcons' fans definitely
know a thing or two about showing their support for the hometown team, though that's something that you have to see for yourself
to truly appreciate. We all know that you can get an idea of what the game is like from home, sort of, but it's a completely
different experience to actually feel the pulse of the crowd as the Falcons dig in looking to make one more big play to seal
the deal. This is a team that looks like they're on the rise – even after a difficult 2013 season – and fans are
buzzing about watching their team get back into the playoff mix this year. Come out and join in the electrifying excitement
and you'll get a first-hand example of why the NFL is still the king of the castle when it comes to major sports in the U.S.