The Atlanta Falcons are looking for revenge in the 2014 season. Following a dismal 2013 that saw them plummet from the top of the NFC in 2012 all the way down to having the 6th pick of the 2014 draft, Atlanta is looking to bounce back and provide some stiff competition for the rest of the AFC South. The Falcons took offensive tackle Jake Matthews with that first round pick, looking to shore up an offensive line that was their primary weakness last year. In addition, a healthy season out of Julio Jones and Roddy White would go a long way in getting the Falcons back to thirteen wins.
The Falcons schedule will certainly not be easy this year with two key home matchups in the month of September to start the season off. Atlanta opens with a dangerous matchup against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. While the Saints did not win the NFC South last year (falling short to Cam newton and the Carolina Panthers,) they are always considered one of the favorites in the NFC and the Falcons can make a big statement by taking the opener at home. Currently, the average ticket price for the game is $219 with a get-in price of $72.
They will then head on the road to face the Cincinnati Bengals, the winner of the AFC North last season. The Bengals just doled out a $115 million contract to quarterback Andy Dalton and the league’s highest paid quarterback – Matt Ryan – will try and pick up a key September road victory and best Dalton. Following the Cincy matchup, the Falcons will return home to face the rebuilding Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have brought in Lovie Smith to try to right the ship this year. These are the types of games the Falcons struggled with in 2013 and they’ll need to beat Tampa if they want to win the division in 2014. Falcons tickets to this game are available for as low as $16 right now with an average ticket price of only $100.