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Atlanta Falcons’ 2014 Preseason Schedule

The NFL has released the preseason schedule for the 2014 NFL season.

Here are the Atlanta Falcons’ opponents:

Week 1: Miami Dolphins

Week 2: at Houston Texans

Week 3: Tennessee Titans

Week 4: at Jacksonville Jaguars

The Falcons have played the Jaguars every year since 2008 when Mike Smith became head coach, with 2009 being the lone exception.

The Dolphins have also consistently been preseason opponents.

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Preseason Week 3: Falcons Look Flat in Loss Against Titans

Matt Ryan was pressured and sacked often. (Jim Brown)

Matt Ryan was pressured and sacked often. (Jim Brown)

The Atlanta Falcons’ starters looked nothing like they should’ve looked in Saturday’s 27-16 loss against the Tennessee Titans.

If there’s a preseason game to put stock in, it’s the third preseason game because it serves as a dress rehearsal for the regular season. The starters play the first half (and a little into the second half), and it’s the first game coaches actually gameplan for.

The Falcons are expected to be a Super Bowl contender, but Saturday’s game provided nothing but evidence to the contrary.

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Atlanta Falcons 2013 Preseason Schedule

The NFL has released the preseason schedule for the 2013 season.

The Atlanta Falcons’ preseason schedule:

Week 1: vs. Cincinnati Bengals (ESPN)

Week 2: at Baltimore Ravens

Week 3: at Tennessee Titans

Week 4: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

With the exception of the Titans, the Falcons faced these opponents in preseason last year. As expected, the Falcons take on both the Jaguars and Ravens.

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Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers Preview

The Atlanta Falcons (2-0) head out west to take on the San Diego Chargers (2-0) at 4:05 p.m. this Sunday in a battle of two undefeated teams.

The Falcons are coming off a huge 27-21 victory Monday night against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Atlanta and San Diego last met on November 30, 2008, with Atlanta winning the match-up 22-16 in Qualcomm Stadium. The Falcons are 5-0 when facing the Chargers on the road and own the series with a 7-1 record. Falcons head coach Mike Smith holds a 5-0 record when traveling out to the West Coast.

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Preseason Observations Week 1: Falcons vs. Ravens

Although the Atlanta Falcons fell to the Baltimore Ravens 31-17, the first-teamers looked sharp. It was everything Falcons fans have wanted to see from this team: an aggressive offense that picks up yardage in chunks and stifling defense that gives the opposing offense nothing.

Now, I know it’s only preseason, but these games do matter; they just don’t count. And thank goodness they don’t count, because the Falcons backups are mighty close to being abysmal. Their horrific performance would have cost the Falcons a win in the regular season.

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Falcons Agree To Terms With Safety Chris Hope

The Falcons gained valuable depth by agreeing to terms with veteran safety Chris Hope.

Hope was drafted in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a member of the 2005 Steelers team that won Super Bowl XL. Following the 2005 season, Hope was signed as a free agent by the Tennessee Titans.

In Hope’s 10-year NFL career, he has notched 758 tackles to go along with 20 interceptions and four sacks. In 2008, Hope was selected to his first Pro Bowl.

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