The Atlanta Falcons have a great chance to truly have a winning season in 2015 under new head coach Dan Quinn because they face the simplest schedule of any team in the NFL. The team plays in the weakest division in the League, which is the NFC South and as well as playing home and away against opponents in the division, the Atlanta Falcons also get a lot of opponents that are very bad teams like Jacksonville, Washington and Houston. The sole difficult part of the schedule in 2015 is early.
If the Falcons can survive the first three weeks when they have to play the Eagles, Giants and Cowboys they may have a great season. The team has a new head coach in Dan Quinn and a new offensive coordinator in Kyle Shanahan so there might be some growing pains. The bye comes at an ideal time in Week 10 just after the Falcons Play at San Francisco. The Falcons are featured in prime time only two times as they play on ESPN’s Monday Night Football in Week 1 because they host the Philadelphia Eagles and in Week 6 at New Orleans on CBS/NFL Network.
The late season schedule is truly favorable for Atlanta as they do not play any winning teams within the last eight weeks of the standard season. They have games against Vikings, Buccaneers , Jaguars, Saints and two games against Carolina. The Atlanta Falcons definitely haven’t any excuses for not making the playoffs in 2015 with this schedule.
2015 Atlanta Falcons Schedule (All times Eastern)
Week 1: Monday, Sept. 14, Philadelphia, 7:10 p.m.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 20, at NY Giants, 1 p.m.
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 27, at Dallas, 1 p.m.
Week 4: Sunday, Oct. 4, Houston, 1 p.m.
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 11, Washington, 1 p.m.
Week 6: Thursday, Oct. 15, at New Orleans, 8:25 p.m.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 25, at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Week 8: Sunday, Nov. 1, Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 8, at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
Week 10: BYE
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 22, Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 29, Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 6, at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 13, at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 20, at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 27, Carolina, 1 p.m.
Week 17: Sunday, Jan. 3, New Orleans, 1 p.m.