FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons (0-1) will play their first game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday as they host the Carolina Panthers (1-0). This is the first of a three-game home stretch for the Falcons, and it marks the beginning of division play, which continues in Week 3 with a matchup against the New Orleans Saints.
During the game Falcons fans can follow along with us on our live blog for insights and analysis of the action.
HOW TO WATCH
- What: Carolina Panthers (1-0) vs. Atlanta Falcons (0-1)
- When: Sun., Sept. 16, 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
- TV: FOX
- Announcers: Play-by-play - Dan Hellie, color analyst - Greg Jennings
- Online streaming: Fans can watch the Falcons game online at foxsportsgo.com.
- Radio: 92.9 The Game is the Falcons' official radio network. Fans who have Sirius or XM Radio can find a list of NFL games, here.
For a full list of every NFL broadcast this weekend, and which games will be available in certain areas, click here.
Here's the current forecast for Atlanta on Sunday, according to The Weather Channel:
- High/low: 89/69
- 50 percent chance of precipitation
- 63 percent humidity
The Falcons placed starting safety Keanu Neal and starting linebacker on injured reserve this week.
The Panthers will be without two starters on offense against the Falcons, as they announced tight end Greg Olsen re-fractured his right foot against the Cowboys and starting right tackle Daryl Williams suffered a knee injury that will require surgery.