2010 Atlanta Falcons Schedule

Things are definitely looking up for Atlanta going into the 2010 Atlanta Falcons Schedule. The fans are in the stands and the Falcons have a franchise quarterback. On top of that, the Falcons are setting personal records and they only look to improve upon them.

The Atlanta Falcons accomplished a feat that they had never done prior to the 2009-2010 NFL Season. For the first time ever, the Falcons had consecutive winning seasons, despite not reaching the goal of the playoffs.

On the year, Atlanta finished with a 9-7 record, second in the division behind Super Bowl Champion New Orleans. With the 2010 Season a mere three months away, the 2010 Atlanta Falcons Season Schedule has been released, with both the division games and out of conferences games providing the Falcons a challenging task behind quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Michael Turner.

The Falcons posses a fiery offense that is capable of putting up points on the board, but struggled at times on defense throughout the course of last season. That was evident in the 2010 NFL draft, as Atlanta focused a lot on the defensive side of the ball to help fill in gap and breed competition among the defense.

The addition of Tony Gonzalez proved to be a very smart move, as he was Ryan's go-to target, as well as providing the young quarterback with a back-up option.

As the the calender now flips to 2010, Atlanta will begin the quest for the organizations first-ever Super Bowl Championship.

Atlanta Falcons 2010 Pre-Season ScheduleFriday, August 13, 2010 @ 8:00pm - Atlanta Falcons vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 8:00pm - Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots

Friday, August 27, 2010 @ 7:00pm - Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins

Thursday, September 2, 2010 @ 7:30pm - Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars
Atlanta Falcons 2010 Regular Season ScheduleSunday, September 12, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers

This will be the first game the Steelers will endure without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and the Atlanta defense should have an easier time containing whichever quarterback Pittsburgh decides to go with. Still, the Steelers defense is always strong and Ryan will have to execute the game plan

Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals

A clash of two powerful offenses with the Cardinals moving on from the Kurt Warner era. This game will be up for grabs and it will be one that Atlanta must capitalize on within their 2010 Atlanta Falcons Team Schedule.

Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints

First division game of the year for the Falcons against Drew Brees and the defending Super Bowl Champions.

Sunday, October 3, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - Atlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers

A battle of two relatively young teams, specifically at the quarterback position for San Francisco.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - Atlanta Falcons at Cleveland Browns

Cleveland found some life at the end of last season, and by week 5 should know if they still have the momentum or not. Atlanta will have been battle-tested against four solid opponents.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles

The new-look Philadelphia Eagles will be well on their way to establishing their quarterback. The Falcons had difficulty beating a McNabb-led Eagle team, but this is 2010.

Sunday, October 24, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - Atlanta Falcons vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Another battle of high-octane pass attacks on both sides of the ball, with a slew of top quality receivers on the field.

Sunday, October 31, 2010 - Bye

Sunday, November 7, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Atlanta swept the series between the two teams in 2009 and will look to continue the trend, as the Buccaneers struggled mightily in 2009

Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 8:20pm (NFLN) - Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens

A match up between the NFC South and the AFC North on Thursday night in prime-time with Ryan eager to move the ball on the likes of Ray Lewis and Co.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 4:05pm (FOX) - Atlanta Falcons at St. Louis Rams

The Falcons will take their show on the road to the team with the top-pick in the 2010 NFL draft, as they try to implement Sam Bradford at quarterback

Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers

This match up has potential to be one of the game's to watch in the NFC as it becomes playoff crunch time, as both teams are expected to compete for playoff positions.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In the second match up of the year, the Falcons will try and best their division rival at a critical juncture in the 2010 regular season. This is the first of four division games in the last five weeks for Atlanta

Sunday, December 12, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

This match up will go a long way in determining the division winner as the season gets closer to the end, with the finale between the two clubs closing it out.

Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 4:05pm (FOX) - Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks

A quick one-game trip out west for Atlanta to Seattle will be as equally important as the two division games to follow up, and it is important for Atlanta not to overlook the Seahawks

Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 8:30pm (ESPN) - Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints

Could be the game of the year in the NFC East division in a battle between the Division top-two finishers the last two seasons.

Sunday, January 2, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers

The 2010 Atlanta Falcons Weekly Schedule matches the Falcons vs. the Panthers for the second time in four weeks. This game could have divsion implications as the season comes to a close.

2010 Atlanta Falcons Season Schedule