ATLANTA -- Sunday night will mark an important occasion for both the Falcons and the city of Atlanta. The brand-new, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host its first regular season NFL game when the Falcons (1-0) take on the Green Bay Packers (1-0) at 8:30 p.m. ET in a rematch of last year's NFC Championship Game. The game will be televised nationally on NBC's "Sunday Night Football."
If weather permits, it will also be the first time the roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be open for a game.
Both clubs are coming off Week 1 wins. Atlanta's defense helped preserve a 23-17 road victory against the Chicago Bears, while Green Bay outlasted the Seattle Seahawks and earned a 17-9 win at home.
The two teams met twice last season, both in Atlanta, with the Falcons edging out the Packers 33-32 in Week 8 and rolling to a 44-21 victory in the NFC title game.
HOW TO WATCH
- What:Atlanta Falcons (1-0) vs. Green Bay Packers (1-0)
- When: Sunday, Sept. 17, 8:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
- Announcers:Play-by-play – Al Michaels, color analyst – Chris Collinsworth
- Online: NFL Game Pass (out-of-market games can be viewed live) or NBCSports.com
- 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 at kickoff, according to The Weather Channel:
- Mostly sunny
- High/low: 85/64
- 10 percent chance of precipitation
- 64 percent humidity
Transportation: Miller Lite Free Rides program
For the fourth season, Miller Lite will provide safe and free rides for Falcons fans on game day. Partnering with MARTA and United Distributors, Miller Lite will be giving away free round-trip Breeze cards at Marta stations on Sunday for the game against Green Bay.
Miller Lite representatives will hand out free Breeze tickets on Sunday, Sept. 17, between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the H.E. Holmes, Indian Creek, College Park and Lindbergh MARTA stations. Additional route and schedule information is available at www.itsmarta.com.
During his Monday conference call, coach Dan Quinn said the Falcons were "very fortunate from an injury standpoint" after the team's season-opener. Wednesday's injury report reflected that sentiment. The Falcons had no players held out of practice on Wednesday, and only five players were listed as limited:
- RB Brian Hill (ankle)
- S Kemal Ishmael (hamstring)
- C Alex Mack (back)
- LB Duke Riley (knee)
- TE Eric Saubert (hamstring)
Offensive lineman Tyler Pasztor was a full participant in Wednesday's practice for the first time since signing with the team.
The Packers appear to be less fortunate with their injury situation. According to Green Bay's injury report, three players did not participate in practice on Wednesday:
- LB Ahmad Brooks (concussion)
- OT Bryan Bulaga (ankle/illness)
- OT Jason Spriggs (hamstring) Check back with atlantafalcons.com for more information on any injuries as we get closer to kickoff.