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Top 5 most intriguing games on the Atlanta Falcons' 2023 schedule

Top 5 most intriguing games on the Atlanta Falcons' 2023 schedule

Top 5 most intriguing games on the Atlanta Falcons' 2023 schedule

In the NFL, there is no doubting that every game is important, but some unquestionably count more than others. There are several things that can make a game more intense, including rivalry games, international matches, and late-season contests with the playoffs on the line.


Even though the Falcons won't play in prime time this season, their calendar for 2023 includes a number of thrilling contests. The upcoming NFL season's five most anticipated games in Atlanta are listed below.

#5. Week 8: Falcons at Titans

Both players and staff members have frequently switched between the Falcons and Titans ever since Atlanta hired Arthur Smith in 2021. Week 8 sees Smith return to Tennessee, the place where he first established himself as one of the league's top offensive brains. You can see how Atlanta is embodying the rugged, run-first mindset of the Titans by looking at the roster the organization is building.


#4. Week 4: Falcons at Jaguars (London)

The Jaguars, who play back-to-back games in London for whatever reason, will be the opponent when the Falcons return to the city. International matchups are typically difficult for both teams, but since Jacksonville won't have to worry about making a fast return to the United States, they may have the advantage in this particular match. In addition, the Falcons will get to watch Calvin Ridley, a former first-round choice who rejoins the Jaguars this season after serving a one-year ban.


#3. Week 17: Falcons at Bears

Location-based games can be considered once you go past rivalry contests and season-openers. On New Year's Eve, Solider Field is not the place you want to be, especially if you are a dome team. On the field, I believe the Falcons have the skill to defeat this Bears squad, but things get much more difficult when you factor in the crucial weather. Furthermore, if Atlanta's playoff hopes are still on the line, this Week 17 game might be even more important.


#2. Week 12: Falcons vs. Saints

Given a bye week before this Week 12 clash, the NFL honored the rivalry between the Falcons and Saints. Atlanta snatched Ryan Nielsen to take the job of Dean Pees, the former defensive coordinator, after Atlanta was swept by New Orleans in 2022. Last season's Week 1 matchup between the Falcons and Saints was quite close, but the club faltered in the second half.


Week 1: Falcons vs. Panthers

Early in the season, getting out to a good start helps boost confidence, but the Falcons haven't been able to accomplish that in a while. The Panthers, who have a new head coach and rookie quarterback in Bryce Young, visit the area in Week 1. The season series between these two NFC South rivals was split in 2022, with the home team winning both contests. Atlanta has a fantastic opportunity to make a statement in front of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium crowd.

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