FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The 2017 NFL regular season is upon us, and the Falcons will take to the road in Week 1 for a matchup against the Chicago Bears.
The Bears lead the all-time series with the Falcons 14-12 and have won two straight and five of the last seven. The last time Atlanta won a game in Chicago was the 1983 season-opener. In that game, Steve Bartkowski threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Falcons to a 20-17 victory over Walter Payton and the Bears.
With the Georgia Bulldogs playing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, several fans are making a weekend trip northward to see the Bulldogs and Falcons in person. For those who are staying behind to watch the games at home, we've got all of the information you need to catch the Falcons' season opener.
HOW TO WATCH
- What:Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears
- When: Sunday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
- Announcers:Play-by-play – Kevin Burkhardt, Color analyst – Charles Davis
- Online: NFL Game Pass (out-of-market games can be viewed live)
- Radio: 92.9 The Game is the Falcons' official radio network. For a list of radio affiliates outside of Atlanta, click here. Fans who also have Sirius or XM Radio can find a list of NFL games, here.
Here's the current forecast in Chicago at kickoff, according to The Weather Channel:
- High/low: 70/53
- 0 percent chance of precipitation
- 52 percent humidity
Prior to practice on Wednesday, coach Dan Quinn said rookie running back Brian Hill would not participate as he continues to recover from an ankle injury he suffered in the team's third preseason game. Quinn did not say anything specific about Hill's availability for Sunday's game, but explained "he'll likely be out as we're going through the next couple of days."
Outside of Hill, Quinn said the team was "in good shape" on the injury front.
Check back with atlantafalcons.com for more information on any injuries as we get closer to kickoff.