Atlanta Falcons announce exhibition season schedule

The Atlanta Falcons released their 2010 exhibition season schedule on Wednesday.

The schedule, which includes one nationally televised game, is not finalized.  They have the teams, but not all of the dates and times for the games.

The Falcons will open the exhibition season at home against Kansas City. The date has not been set.

The second game  is against New England on Aug. 19 at the Georgia Dome and will be televised nationally by Fox.

The third game will be at Miami with the date and time to be determined.

The Falcons will play at Jacksonville on  Thursday,  Sept. 2 in the exhibition season finale. It will be the their second visit to Jacksonville over the last three seasons. The two teams have met six times overall  in the exhibition season with the Falcons posting a 3-3 record.

Under head coach Mike Smith, the Falcons have posted 2-2 marks during the exhibition seasons in 2008 and 2009. The Falcons have not suffered a losing exhibition season record since the 2004 season.

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Nick

March 31st, 2010
5:42 pm

1st! Cool, can’t wait until the season starts!

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fanATicaL

March 31st, 2010
5:58 pm

2nd cant wait for our SB season to start.

Mitch (the one in Rome)

March 31st, 2010
6:23 pm

It’s good to get Falcons news, and it’s nice to see who we will face in pre-season. It’ll be a nice test of what we have on the roster. I’m itching for OTAs at the Branch.

Picky Picky

March 31st, 2010
6:23 pm

“The second game is against New England on Aug. 19 at the Georgia Dome and will be televised nationally by Fox.

The third game will be at Miami with the date and time to be determined.”

Orlando,

By definition this is not a “schedule.”

elwood

March 31st, 2010
6:24 pm

four months til preseason. wonder if regular season will open w/ falcons at saints.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

March 31st, 2010
6:25 pm

Picky Picky — I think I would concur with your analysis.

Pi$$onaDAWG

March 31st, 2010
6:26 pm

“Bull” Cox from GT gets to come back to the ATL and spend some time with baby Bro Luke at GT practice. Go Cheifs!! ahahhaha. Welcome back for your visit BULL.

Dawgs2010

March 31st, 2010
6:33 pm

Preseason = ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Pi$$onaDAWG

March 31st, 2010
6:45 pm

Mark Richt acting like he cares and is watching what BoZo does ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! Sounds like the samething white-painted-butt-russ-2010.

chris taylor

March 31st, 2010
7:06 pm

Preseason is just a good evaluation of our draft picks and back ups. Its just good to get back started, still several months away but its getting closer. Why do non falcon fans come to our blogs and let crap come out of their mouths. If u dont like ATL go post on the KC gazette or something. TG is scoring TD’s for us now, dont blame us blame your GM.

Exhibition Games Rule!!!

March 31st, 2010
7:06 pm

Yeah baby!!! I can’t wait to pay full price to Arthur Blank to see those exciting exhibition games—let’s get it on!! Jack up those prices—-it’s football, and Arthur needs to eat!!

Old G Falcon Fan

March 31st, 2010
7:11 pm

Why don’t u just pay for the tix and leave them at will call and i will pick them up and go in your stead.

Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & TIred

March 31st, 2010
7:16 pm

Boo Hiss…..a THURSDAY NIGHT pre-season game against New England in August. Hopefully the first game will be on a weekend night since the Jacksonville game is also on a Thursday.

GO FALCONS!!!!! Can we just please skip right over the baseball season and get right to the college and NFL games????

Hopefully the Hawks can have a good long playoff run this year to help shorten the time before football begins.

chris taylor

March 31st, 2010
7:49 pm

On a completely off topic question. Am i the only one who thinks our blk on blk uniforms look the best and want to see them become our home game attire?

Calvin G. Sims, Sr.

March 31st, 2010
7:52 pm

Football is the only sport I enjoy and the Falcons are my favorite team. I almost wish that I could hibernate during the off season. Since I can’t, any tidbit of news about the Falcons is welcome and appreciated. Thank God for the NFL Network.

And thank you reporters for keeping those of us who care informed.

GO FALCONS!!!

Singletary

March 31st, 2010
10:28 pm

August 19th — we gotta win it against Parcells. This is PERSONAL for Mr. Blank.

I think the NFL is making a concerted effort to not dump a major division rival on the first day of the regular season, trying to throw in something regional or otherwise interesting because of personnel. NOW, IF THEY COULD DO something about 5 weeks in a row facing teams off the bye???????

Similarly in preseason, Blank vs. Parcells, the Gonzalez Bowl, Piolli vs. Dimitroff, and concluding with the Smitty Bowl in pre-season.

Singletary

March 31st, 2010
10:30 pm

BTW, the last few years, the NFL has released on April 4 or 5, but most press releases say mid-April. Probably if they are scrambling that is a cover date so that the sports writers don’t have to admit they have embargoed material…

Falcons chic

March 31st, 2010
10:37 pm

Mr. Calvin G. Sims, Sr. may I come hang out at your house/bar and watch your NFL Network when my husband tries to tell me that baseball is a real sport? It is a pastime (as in PASS TIME,) as it doesn’t move fast enough. I find OTAs more exciting, sir.

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DHD

March 31st, 2010
11:38 pm

Time to add 2 games and cut 2 pre-season games. Do it!!

Joe

April 1st, 2010
1:25 am

Preseason should only be 2 games not 4 games.

Jenn

April 1st, 2010
4:44 am

DHD

March 31st, 2010
11:38 pm
Time to add 2 games and cut 2 pre-season games. Do it!!

I agree!!!!!

The Real Falcon

April 1st, 2010
6:46 am

With one game on a Thursday lets’ see if the team will play the other on a Saturday night so families can attend easily.

Blue Fender

April 1st, 2010
8:02 am

Do you remember when preseason was 6 games? God, that was really boring!

SirReal

April 1st, 2010
8:22 am

Guys preseason is just audtions for guys trying to make it. The only one that is somewhat interesting is the 3rd game when the starters usually play a half. Thats about it for me. Its good to talk about something else besides the draft though. :)

Edwina

April 1st, 2010
8:31 am

Enz

April 1st, 2010
8:44 am

These will warm us up for a nice run…Good job DOL, what, are these people expecting you to know the dates and times for games that won’t even happen for months and months?

At least we know who we’re playing!

North FLA Falcon

April 1st, 2010
9:37 am

Look for me at the game in Jax. I’ll be decked out in Red and Black! GO BIRDS!!!!!!!

Da BOYS

April 1st, 2010
9:56 am

The falcons scared to schedule the Dallas Cowboys I see such punks

willdave

April 1st, 2010
10:44 am

Hey, “Da BOYS,” the Falcons will line up and play against any team that the league puts on their schedule. Always have. Always will.

GO FALCONS!!!

North FLA Falcon

April 1st, 2010
10:55 am

Hey “Da BOYS” go watch the Falcons advance in the playoffs on your big shiny TV screen.

Stirg d'Nahsif

April 1st, 2010
11:21 am

Are We waiting on the Bears to release Alex Brown, so we can bring him in for a look and signing? Is that the reason for all the “hush hush” about his status? I’m sure, at this point, the Bears will take Aundray Bruce in a trade for Brown; but they let the cat-out-the-bag when they announced that they would release him if they found no takers. That gives teams, in need of a defensive end, leverage in signing him without giving anything in return. A veteran defensive end like Brown, will suffice our need on the line and will motivate John Abraham on the other end. We need Brown in Atlanta.

stanley 101

April 1st, 2010
1:11 pm

Just saw on ESPN……….Alex Brown traded to the Falcons for JA98. Don’t know if that’s good or bad? Time will tell.

SHO-NUFF

April 1st, 2010
1:36 pm

Just seen on espn – Dallas to change name of team from Cowboys, to CHOKERS!

Stirg d'Nahsif

April 1st, 2010
1:56 pm

ha.ha.ha, stanley…nice try!

stanley 101

April 1st, 2010
2:08 pm

Just seen on ESPN……..Mike Vick still a 3rd string wild cat pawn QB.

Sly Ty

April 1st, 2010
2:50 pm

I sincerely hope that this season that the Saints are the team in the division that has to play 4 games with teams coming off their by weeks, it would only be the fair thing to do. Also, I realized why we have to draft Maurkice Pouncey:::because Tampa will have Nmdamakah Suh, we must match him for the next 7 years.

JB FALCON

April 1st, 2010
3:16 pm

If anyone is interested, Chicago has released Alex Brown, and Stanley, that’s no BS.

rb

April 1st, 2010
5:02 pm

Cool! I’m going to see Berry with K.C. if they sign him. He is a Monster.

Rocky MTN Falcon

April 1st, 2010
6:03 pm

This just in…..The Raiders have traded this years 1st round pick and next years 2nd round pick for McNabb. Details to be released soon.

Rocky MTN Falcon

April 1st, 2010
6:04 pm

Vick and Cobb to challenge for the starting QB spot in Philly per USA Today.

Rocky MTN Falcon

April 1st, 2010
6:05 pm

Vick says he is excited to have a chance to lead the Eagles

Rocky MTN Falcon

April 1st, 2010
6:06 pm

APRIL FOOLS!!!!!

Rocky MTN Falcon

April 1st, 2010
6:07 pm

VICK STILL A LOSER! No April fools joke here! Ha Ha.

SHO-NUFF

April 1st, 2010
9:13 pm

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SHO-NUFF

April 1st, 2010
9:24 pm

The best thing to happen, so far, for the new Falcons was gettin rid of Vick.

willieg hates bill shanks

April 2nd, 2010
5:58 pm

heres one for you 2011 super bowl new england patriots vs atlanta falcons .barring any major injuries.

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