Falcons to host Sean Payton-less Saints in 2022 season opener

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The Falcons will host their most hated rivals to open the 2022 season, the New Orleans Saints.

It’ll mark the first time since before 2006 that the Falcons will face a Saints team led by someone other than Sean Payton. Obviously, the infamous suspension during the 2012 season kept Payton away from the game.

Still, this will be the start of a new era in the Falcons-Saints rivalry. Arthur Smith and Dennis Allen will now battle it out, and we won’t have to wait long.

The full Falcons schedule can be found here. 

Photographer: Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire

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