NFL Atlanta Falcons Calendar Analysis

Posted by Derrick Harper on May 15, 2020 in

The 2019 season wasn’t what the Atlanta Falcons expected it to be. To start the season, they had playoffs on their mind, but with a slow start, those aspirations were quickly dashed. The Falcons are looking to have a better 2020. The issue could be the improvements made within the NFC South. Already having the Saints, and now Tampa Bay has drastically improved, the road to the NFC playoffs will be that much tougher. Let’s take a look at Atlanta’s 2020 schedule and their NFL odds.

NFL Atlanta Falcons Calendar Analysis

Week 1 vs. Seattle

The Panthers welcome Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to town. Seattle has made the playoffs seven of the last eight seasons. Seattle went 11-5 last season, and should contend for the NFC West this season.

Week 2 @ Dallas

Dallas was already a playoff caliber team, but they made numerous improvements over the offseason. Coming off of a disappointing 8-8 finish, the Cowboys will be looking to get off to a strong start.

Week 3 vs. Chicago

Will it be Mitch Trubisky or Nick Foles under center for the Bears? The Bears defense will be strong once again this season.

Week 4 @ Green Bay

Playing in Green Bay is always tough, but playing on Monday night at Lambeau is even tougher. The Packers went 13-3 last season and advanced to the NFC Title game.

Week 5 vs. Carolina

The Panthers are in rebuild mode. Matt Rhule used all seven of his draft picks on defensive players. Teddy Bridgewater and Christian McCaffrey will lead the Panthers offense.

Week 6 @ Minnesota

The Atlanta Falcons defense will have a tough time with Dalvin Cook. Minnesota went 10-6 last season, and are looking to return to the playoffs once again this season.

Week 7 vs. Detroit

The Lions went 3-12-1 last season, but a healthy Matthew Stafford should help the Lions in 2020. Matt Patricia could be on the hot seat.

Week 8 @ Carolina

This will be the second meeting in four weeks between these two NFC South rivals.

Week 9 vs. Denver

Drew Lock will be under center for Denver. John Elway has brought in numerous skill players to help the young signal caller. Vic Fangio’s defenses are always at the top of the NFL.

Week 10 – Bye

Week 11@ New Orleans

Coming off of their bye week last season, the Falcons upset the Saints. Could we see a repeat of 2019?

Week 12 vs. Las Vegas

The Raiders finished 7-9 last season, but Jon Gruden thinks his squad is ready to make a run at the playoffs.

Week 13 vs. Saints

This will be their second meeting in three weeks. The bonus is that this game won’t be at the SuperDome. The Saints will be gearing up for a playoff run.

Week 14 @ Los Angeles Chargers

More than likely, rookie quarterback Justin Herbert will be under center for the Chargers. The Falcons will be looking to put pressure on the young signal caller.

Week 15 vs. Tampa Bay

The Bucs should be in playoff contention, and this could be a huge game for their playoff positioning.

Week 16 @ Kansas City

The defending Super Bowl champs could be playing for home field advantage in the AFC playoffs.

Week 17@ Tampa Bay

If Tampa Bay has clinched their playoff spot, we could see them rest some of their top players, including Tom Brady.