1. Real Games, Real Plans: This week the games matter again and the coaches return to a no-stone-unturned approach to beating the Saints. Although the long weekend may have given the coaching staff a head start on game planning for this week's opponent, the week truly begins Monday when a plan for victory is hatched. Players return to practice Monday and after a day off Tuesday, as is the regularly the case during the regular season, the Falcons will return to the field Wednesday for the installation of the game plan. We'll also hear from players on Wednesday as they participate in their first regular season media open-locker room session and there will no doubt be a lot of talk about the heated NFC South rivalry that kicks off the 2013 season.
2. Regular Season Depth Chart: On Tuesday, the Falcons will release their first unofficial depth chart of the regular season. While they've been releasing these throughout the preseason, this week's marks the first with the final 53-man roster. It'll be interesting to see where the coaching staff places rookies like
3. Official Injury Reports: Preseason rules for coaches mean injuries don't have to be discussed, but now that the regular season is beginning that all changes. In the regular season, head coach Mike Smith will have to speak about injuries when asked following practices, but more importantly the injury reports become mandatory. While Smith has said he anticipates veterans with injuries late in the preseason to return to action this week, the injury report and it's progression up to Friday, when final game day projections are made, will show a lot about whether players like
5. D-Block Returns: Everyone's favorite talk show hosts return this week as the linebackers unveil the 2013 season of D-Block. This season