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Falcons release 2024 schedule  

The 2024 seasons features a home season opener, four prime-time games and six of the eight new head coaches in the NFL. 

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Without further ado, the official 2024 Atlanta Falcons schedule has arrived, featuring a home season opener, four prime-time games and six of the eight new head coaches in the NFL.

Week 1 will commence inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 8 with the Pittsburgh Steelers in town. Former Falcons head coach Arthur Smith will be on the opposing sideline as the Steelers offensive coordinator, while his replacement, Raheem Morris, takes over on Atlanta turf and makes his competitive debut.

The Falcons then travel for their first prime-time performance on Sept. 16, a Monday Night Football slot with the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2.

What follows that late show are three consecutive home games through Weeks 3-5. The Falcons first host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 22 for Sunday Night Football. Then, the New Orleans Saints arrive on Sept. 29 before a quick turnaround for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 3 for Thursday Night Football.

That brings the Falcons to Week 6, which includes their second road trip and third divisional matchup. Atlanta heads up to the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 13. Like the Falcons, the Panthers have a new head coach in Dave Canales.

The Carolina game marks the first of four away contests for the Falcons until their bye in Week 12. They're home Oct. 20 in Week 7 for the Seattle Seahawks, who also have new head coach in Mike Macdonald, and Nov. 3 in Week 9 for the Dallas Cowboys. The Falcons are then gone Oct. 27 for a Week 8 rematch with the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay and Nov. 10 for a Week 10 rematch with the Saints in New Orleans. Atlanta is gone one more time – to face the Denver Broncos on Nov. 17 in Week 11 – before off reaching their Week 12 bye.


The Falcons return to action in Week 13, which includes Thanksgiving. They won't play on the holiday itself but will do so three days later on Dec. 1 against the Los Angeles Chargers and their new head coach, Jim Harbaugh.

There are then five games remaining, starting with two on the road. The Falcons play at the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 8 in Week 14 and then at the Las Vegas Raiders on Dec. 16 in Week 15. The latter is Atlanta's fourth and final prime-time opportunity, with another Monday Night Football appearance. Las Vegas has a new head coach in Antonio Pierce.

The Falcons host the New York Giants on Dec. 22 in Week 16 before traveling to the nation's capital to face the Washington Commanders in Week 17. That game will be either Dec. 28 or 29. The Commanders have a new head coach who is very familiar to the Falcons: Dan Quinn. He was in Atlanta from 2015-20.

Last but possibly not least, depending on how records shake out, the Falcons close the regular season with their final divisional rematch. The Panthers come to Atlanta – date TBD – for Week 18. This finale may or may not impact the NFC South standings.

In addition to the regular-season schedule, the Falcons' three preseason games were announced: Miami Dolphins (away) on Aug. 9, Baltimore Ravens (away) on Aug. 17 and Jacksonville Jaguars (home) on Aug. 23.

Below is a complete look at the Falcons' full 2024 schedule.

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Preseason Friday, Aug. 9 7 p.m. ET at Miami Dolphins FOX 5
Preseason Saturday, Aug. 17 Noon ET at Baltimore Ravens FOX 5
Preseason Friday, Aug. 23 7 p.m. ET Jacksonville Jaguars FOX 5
Week 1 Sunday, Sept. 8 1 p.m. ET Pittsburgh Steelers FOX
Week 2 Monday, Sept. 16 8:15 p.m. ET at Philadelphia Eagles ESPN
Week 3 Sunday, Sept. 22 8:20 p.m. ET Kansas City Chiefs NBC
Week 4 Sunday, Sept. 29 1 p.m. ET New Orleans Saints FOX
Week 5 Thursday, Oct. 3 8:15 p.m. ET Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prime Video
Week 6 Sunday, Oct. 13 4:25 p.m. ET at Carolina Panthers FOX
Week 7 Sunday, Oct. 20 1 p.m. ET Seattle Seahawks FOX
Week 8 Sunday, Oct. 27 1 p.m. ET at Tampa Bay Buccaneers FOX
Week 9 Sunday, Nov. 3 1 p.m. ET Dallas Cowboys FOX
Week 10 Sunday, Nov. 10 1 p.m. ET at New Orleans Saints FOX
Week 11 Sunday, Nov. 17 4:05 p.m. ET at Denver Broncos FOX
Week 12 BYE
Week 13 Sunday, Dec. 1 1 p.m. ET Los Angeles Chargers CBS
Week 14 Sunday, Dec. 8 1 p.m. ET at Minnesota Vikings FOX
Week 15 Monday, Dec. 16 8:40 p.m. ET at Las Vegas Raiders ESPN
Week 16 Sunday, Dec. 22 1 p.m. ET New York Giants FOX
Week 17 Saturday/Sunday, Dec. 28/29 TBD at Washington Commanders TBD
Week 18 TBD TBD Carolina Panthers TBD

Note from the NFL:

This season, "flexible scheduling" for Sunday Night Football may be used up to twice between Weeks 5-10, and in the NFL's discretion during Weeks 11-17; for Monday Night Football in the NFL's discretion in Weeks 12-17; and for Thursday Night Football it may be used up to twice between Weeks 13-17.

During these Flex Scheduling Windows, the games initially scheduled for Sunday Night Football (on NBC), Monday Night Football (on ESPN or ABC), and Thursday Night Football (on Amazon Prime Video) are tentatively scheduled and subject to change. Only Sunday afternoon games (or those listed as TBD) are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, Monday night, or Thursday night, in which case the initially scheduled Sunday/Monday night game would be moved to Sunday afternoon. Sunday afternoon games may also be moved between 1:00 p.m. and 4:05 p.m. or 4:25 p.m. ET.

As in prior seasons, for Week 18, the final weekend of the season, the scheduling of the Saturday, Sunday afternoon and the Sunday night games is not assigned. In Week 18, two games will be played on Saturday (4:30 PM ET and 8:15 PM ET) with the remainder to be played on Sunday afternoon (1:00 PM ET and 4:25 PM ET) and one matchup to be played on Sunday night (8:20 PM ET). Specific dates, start times, and networks for Week 18 matchups will be determined and announced following the conclusion of Week 17.

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