ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons will begin the regular season September 9th at Minnesota and will finish up at home against Seattle on December 30th.
The Falcons will play two nationally televised Monday night games - both at the Georgia Dome - against the New York Giants on October 15th and the New Orleans Saints on December 10th.
Atlanta also will play host to the defending Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts for a Thursday night game on November 22nd.
The schedule announced today includes home-and-home matchups with the Carolina Panthers (September 23rd and November 11th), the
Saints (October 21st and December 10th) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (November 18th and December 16th.)
The regular season will follow a preseason schedule that begins August 10th at the New York Jets and includes games at Buffalo (August 17th) and versus the Bengals (August 27th) and the Ravens (August 31st.)
Here is the complete regular-season schedule for the Falcons:
All Times Eastern
Sunday night games subject to change
Sept. 9 at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Sept. 16 at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Sept. 23 Carolina, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 30 Houston, 1 p.m.
Oct. 7 at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Oct. 15 New York Giants, 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Oct. 28 BYE
Nov. 4 San Francisco, 1 p.m.
Nov. 11 at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Nov. 18 Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Nov. 22 Indianapolis, 8:15 p.m.
Dec. 2 at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
Dec. 10 New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 16 at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Dec. 23 at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
Dec. 30 Seattle, 1 p.m.
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