Falcons full 2023 schedule released

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We’ve reported several leaks regarding the 2023 Falcons schedule over the last couple of days. Now, we have the full picture.

Week 1: Carolina Panthers — September 10th

Week 2: Green Bay Packers — September 17th

Week 3: @ Detroit Lions — September 24th

Week 4: @ Jacksonville Jaguars (London) — October 1st 

Week 5: Houston Texans — October 8th

Week 6: Washington Commanders — October 15th

Week 7: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers — October 22nd

Week 8: @ Tennessee Titans — October 29th

Week 9: Minnesota Vikings — November 5th

Week 10: @ Arizona Cardinals — November 12th

Week 11: BYE WEEK

Week 12: New Orleans Saints — November 26th

Week 13: @ New York Jets — December 3rd

Week 14: Tampa Bay Buccaneers — December 10th

Week 15: @ Carolina Panthers — TBD

Week 16: Indianapolis Colts — December 24th

Week 17: @ Chicago Bears — December 31st

Week 18: @ New Orleans Saints — TBD

A few things that stand out; the Falcons have a perfect chance to start the season 2-0, facing two quarterbacks with minimal experience at home. For the first time in over five years, they might actually be over .500, even if it doesn’t last for long.

The Falcons game in London will count as a road game, so they don’t get screwed out of a home contest like they did a couple of years ago.

Teams are no longer required to appear in prime time once each season, which I’m happy about. Unfortunately, the Falcons were one of the teams that didn’t receive a single prime time slot. I would complain, but what has this team done over the last five years to deserve one? If they play better in 2023, that will surely change.

The final game of the season very well could decide the NFC South. The Saints followed by the Falcons are the odds on favorites to win the division.

The NFL changes so much from year to year, so I don’t like to put a lot of stock into pre-season strength of schedule. With that being said, this looks like one of the easiest schedules I’ve ever seen on paper. The NFC South might be the worst division in football, and they play four out of the five teams that picked inside the top five of last month’s draft. Given all of the upgrades the Falcons made across their roster, it’s fair to be disappointed if they aren’t in the playoff hunt come late December.

Photographer: Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire



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