The NFL has released the preseason schedule for the 2012 season. The Hall of Fame Game features the Arizona Cardinals versus the New Orleans Saints.
The Falcons open at home versus the Baltimore Ravens. In Week 2, they have a nationally televised game, playing host to the Cincinnati Bengals. The following week, they go on the road to face the Miami Dolphins. Their final preseason game is another road game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It’s not a surprise to see the Ravens and Jaguars on the Falcons’ preseason schedule; head coach Mike Smith has connections with both teams. Since Smith arrived in 2008, the Falcons have played at least one of those teams in the preseason.