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Peter King
September 06, 2010
2009 Record: 9--7
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September 06, 2010

2010 Schedule

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27 New Orleans (M)


2 Carolina

(M) Monday (T) Thursday


NFL Rank: 20

Opponents' 2009 winning percentage: .496

Games against 2009 playoff teams: 7


The Falcons ran into one of the toughest schedules in the NFL last season and missed the playoffs despite high expections. The slate is more manageable this year, with 10 of 16 dates in domes and no snow games likely. Four of the last five are against divisional opponents, a stretch that will go far in determining whether Atlanta regains the top spot in the NFC South.

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