With COVID-19 re-emerging across the United States in recent weeks, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the NFL has become the latest league to alter its schedule. According to ProFootballTalk, the NFL is shortening the preseason by two weeks, removing the first and fourth weeks. The reasoning is not only to prevent the spread of the virus among organizations — which is priority number one — but also to give teams more time to work out together since the offseason has been shortened significantly and may even get cut shorter.
Report: NFL to alter schedule to give every team one home preseason game https://t.co/RUbll0d15h
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 1, 2020
The Falcons were scheduled to play the Dolphins, Bills, Bengals, and Jaguars. Now, they are only scheduled to play the Bills on the road and the Bengals at home. However, that could change because the league is going to shuffle the schedule, ensuring every team has at least one home and one away preseason game. Right now, the Bills have both of their games at home.