Gameday Primer: Falcons vs. Panthers

TV Information: The game will be broadcast on CBS beginning at 4:25 p.m.

Television crew: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

Referee crew: Bill Leavy

Uniform combination: The Falcons will wear home red jerseys, white pants and black helmets. Click here for the 2014 uniform schedule

Parking lots open: 11 a.m.

Gates open: 2:25 p.m.

Yellow Lot Advisory: Traffic flow patterns will be altered for the remaining Falcons home games into the Yellow Lot. As was the case for the last home game, anyone wanting to enter the yellow lot should use the entrances off of Northside Drive on the north side of the lot. The entrance off Ivan Allen Blvd. will be exclusively for the Marshalling Yard and will not allow access into the yellow lot.

Pregame Falcons March: Our new pregame tradition, the Falcons March, will return once again Sunday. Falcons Fans should meet on International Blvd. between the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Centennial Olympic Park at 2:30 p.m. The Falcons March will feature the following for this game:

  • The Falcons March will be led by the Atlanta Falcons Drumline
  • The Falcons March will begin at 3 p.m.

National Anthem: The national anthem will be sung by Roosevelt Boles, Jr. He was born in Mount Vernon, NY. Faith and music have helped him to understand his ministry. He has several singles released, including "Show Me." He participated in the Voice of McDonal's and was a Top 16 Finalist, where he represented the USA and Atlanta, Ga.

Color Guard: The Cadets of Lovejoy High School's GA-911 Wildcat Wing will be presenting the Colors to help honor America during the national anthem. Members include Cadet/Captain Bradley Basant, Cadet/Lieutenant Colonel Joanne Rabauliman, Cadet/Master Sergeant Asia Cenatus, Cadet/Senior Master Sergeant Glenn Pittman and Cadet/Staff Sergeant Davin Tennie-Jones.

Halftime Entertainment: The Atlanta Falcons and Coca-Cola will be honoring families from the Ronald McDonald House Charities to enjoy a performance by Flippenout Productions. The guests of honor will have front row seats on the field as they are driven out on Ford trucks to watch the Transparent Trampoline Wall show. The show is a cirque-style dimension to the double trampoline stage, and is performed by world-class acrobatically trained athletes.

State Farm Falcons Landing: State Farm Falcons Landing serves as the pregame epicenter for Falcons fans prior to entering the Georgia Dome. Nestled between the Georgia Dome and Philips Area on Andrew Young International Blvd., State Farm Falcons Landing provides an energetic atmosphere and interactive games. State Farm Falcons Landing is free of charge and will be open from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. before Sunday's game. Please see below for some of the highlighted activities that will take place on State Farm Falcons Landing for this game:

  • Former Falcons defensive end Samuel Charles "Chuck" Wiley, Jr. will be at the NCR tent on State Farm Falcons Landing (near the Falcons Merchandise Trailer) signing autographs from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Wiley was a member of the Atlanta Falcons during the 2000-2001 season.
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