5 Biggest Games On Atlanta Falcons’ 2016 NFL Schedule

By Taylor Sturm

After a 5-0 start to the 2015 NFL season, the Atlanta Falcons finished 8-8. Six of these losses came within a stretch from the start of November to the middle of December, including their bye week. With expectations high once again in 2016, Atlanta will have an opportunity to make it to the playoffs. Here are the five biggest games on the Falcons’ schedule.

5 Biggest Games On Atlanta Falcons’ 2016 NFL Schedule
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Sept. 11 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sept. 11 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports
A victory in this NFC South showdown in Week 1 at home could be just what this team needs to set the tone for the rest of the year.

Sept. 11 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

A victory in this NFC South showdown in Week 1 at home could be just what this team needs to set the tone for the rest of the year.

Oct. 2 vs. Carolina Panthers

Oct. 2 vs. Carolina Panthers Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The road to winning the NFC South starts with at least splitting the series with the Carolina Panthers.

Oct. 2 vs. Carolina Panthers

The road to winning the NFC South starts with at least splitting the series with the Carolina Panthers.

Oct. 23 vs. San Diego Chargers

Oct. 23 vs. San Diego Chargers Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Although a clearly winnable game, the Falcons’ matchup with the Chargers comes before a tough streak that includes the Green Bay Packers at home and then back-to-back road games.

Oct. 23 vs. San Diego Chargers

Although a clearly winnable game, the Falcons’ matchup with the Chargers comes before a tough streak that includes the Green Bay Packers at home and then back-to-back road games.

Nov. 13 at Philadelphia Eagles

Nov. 13 at Philadelphia Eagles Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
One of the aforementioned road games is Atlanta’s road matchup with the Eagles which comes right before their bye week. This is a winnable road game that Atlanta could need to keep pace with the Panthers.

Nov. 13 at Philadelphia Eagles

One of the aforementioned road games is Atlanta’s road matchup with the Eagles which comes right before their bye week. This is a winnable road game that Atlanta could need to keep pace with the Panthers.

Dec. 24 at Carolina Panthers

Dec. 24 at Carolina Panthers Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Falcons’ road matchup with the Panthers could see the NFC South crown on the line.

Dec. 24 at Carolina Panthers

The Falcons’ road matchup with the Panthers could see the NFC South crown on the line.

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