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Here’s the Falcons full schedule for the 2021 NFL Season

The NFL released the Atlanta Falcons schedule on Wednesday, May 12. We break it down, including a full list of games, prime time matchups, and strength of schedule.

Are the Falcons the favorite in the NFC South?

The NFL announced the complete 2021 schedule on Wednesday, May 12, and the Atlanta Falcons are officially set to kick off their 2021 season at home against the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 PM. Their first divisional game will be in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road.

The Falcons were a comedy of errors last season during their 4-12 campaign. It seemed like every week they were up big early in the game, but collapsed down the stretch and blew a lead all to end up losing. They were wallowing in mediocrity the two previous seasons, going 7-9 in 2018 and 2019, but really took a nosedive in 2020. Atlanta didn’t have much cap space to work with during free agency and stayed away from big-name signings. They did grab one of the best players in the NFL Draft though when they selected Florida TE Kyle Pitts, who should come in and be a big contributor right away.

All times listed are Eastern.


Win total, over/under: O 7.5 (-143), U 7.5 (+118)
Division champs: +800

Prime time games

Week 11: Nov. 18 New England Patriots (TNF) 8:20 PM

Strength of schedule

Super Bowl odds: 19th
2021 win totals: 12th
2020 records: 3rd

2021 Schedule

Week 1: Sep. 12 Philadelphia Eagles 1:00 PM FOX
Week 2: Sep. 19 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4:05 PM FOX
Week 3: Sep. 26 at New York Giants 1:00 PM FOX
Week 4: Oct. 3 Washington Football Team 1:00 PM FOX
Week 5: Oct. 10 New York Jets (London) 9:30 AM NFLN
Week 6: BYE
Week 7: Oct. 24 at Miami Dolphins 1:00 PM FOX
Week 8: Oct. 31 Carolina Panthers 1:00 PM FOX
Week 9: Nov. 7 at New Orleans Saints 1:00 PM FOX
Week 10: Nov. 14 at Dallas Cowboys 1:00 PM FOX
Week 11: Nov. 18 New England Patriots (Thu) 8:20 PM FOX/NFLN/Amazon**
Week 12: Nov. 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00 PM CBS
Week 13: Dec. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 PM FOX
Week 14: Dec. 12 at Carolina Panthers 1:00 PM FOX
Week 15: Dec. 19 at San Francisco 49ers 4:05 PM CBS
Week 16: Dec. 26 Detroit Lions 1:00 PM FOX
Week 17: Jan. 2 at Buffalo Bills 1:00 PM FOX
Week 18: Jan. 9 New Orleans Saints 1:00 PM FOX

**NFL Network and Amazon simulcast subject to change