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Falcons to open new stadium with NFC title game rematch

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The Falcons will get a little extra time in the preseason to get their new building ready.

And when Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens for the regular season, the wait will be worth it.

According to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Falcons will christen their building with a Week Two NFC Championship Game rematch against the Packers on Sunday Night Football.

The Falcons will open the regular season on the road against the Bears.

After three construction-related delays for the opening of their new building, the Falcons are expected to play in the third and fourth weeks of the preseason there. But the Georgia Dome is still standing, just in case.

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22 Responses to “Falcons to open new stadium with NFC title game rematch”
  1. stephenb1024 says: Apr 20, 2017 7:48 PM

    Will feel like a Packers home game for the Falcons home opener.

  2. agent7g says: Apr 20, 2017 7:59 PM

    Actually if we embarrass them again like we did in January (which we will) there will be a bunch of morons with cheese helmets looking like someone just stole their Hamm’s.

  3. bonesawisready says: Apr 20, 2017 8:13 PM

    Get to be the very first visiting opponent in a team’s new stadium 2 years in a row. Screw you too NFL.

  4. Kingmj4891 says: Apr 20, 2017 8:20 PM

    NFL has to set them up for an easy win, to open the stadium.

  5. scoops1 says: Apr 20, 2017 8:23 PM

    agent7g says:
    Apr 20, 2017 7:59 PM
    Actually if we embarrass them again like we did in January (which we will) there will be a bunch of morons with cheese helmets looking like someone just stole their Hamm’s.
    ———————–

    Atlanta Fans….second most fraudulent fan base in the Country! #1 being Miami

  6. packmangamble says: Apr 20, 2017 8:24 PM

    Actually if we embarrass them again like we did in January (which we will) there will be a bunch of morons with cheese helmets looking like someone just stole their Hamm’s.

    —————————————————————

    Actually we embarrassed ourselves. We didn’t need any help from you.

  7. irishgary says: Apr 20, 2017 8:33 PM

    If I was a falcon fan I wouldn’t talk smack to anyone after that collapse. You’re gonna have a hangover from the super bowl and it will last all season

  8. cheeseisfattening says: Apr 20, 2017 8:33 PM

    Good for Atlanta and their fans. A 30 point win will be a great way to open their new stadium.

  9. dragonfly99 says: Apr 20, 2017 9:08 PM

    The NFL sticks it to Green Bay two years in a row. Forcing them to be the first visiting team to open a new stadium again.

  10. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 20, 2017 9:20 PM

    The packer players will be amazed that a stadium can have modern amenities and regular seats instead of barn doors and bleacher seats.

  11. truthbetold109 says: Apr 21, 2017 10:13 AM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Apr 20, 2017 9:20 PM
    The packer players will be amazed that a stadium can have modern amenities and regular seats instead of barn doors and bleacher seats.
    _________________

    You mean Lambeau, the stadium consistently rated at or near the top every year by everyone?

    Silly Barney.

  12. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 21, 2017 12:12 PM

    truthbetold109 says:
    You mean Lambeau, the stadium consistently rated at or near the top every year by everyone? Silly Barney.
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    It’s comical how much the Vikings are in the heads of pack fans. Even comments from non-Viking fans will draw out the inferiority complex. And by the way, Barney has consistently rated at or near the top every year by every kid in America.

  13. vikescry1 says: Apr 21, 2017 5:19 PM

    atlanta fans acting like they already won the game, packers fans cant say much, however that choke the falcons had in the superbowl is way worse than any blowout loss ever. falcon fans need to shhhhhhhhh

  14. mypercyhurts2 says: Apr 21, 2017 6:35 PM

    agent7g says:
    Apr 20, 2017 7:59 PM

    Actually if we embarrass them again like we did in January (which we will) there will be a bunch of morons with cheese helmets looking like someone just stole their Hamm’s.
    ________________________

    What was really embarrassing was your next game.

  15. stellarperformance says: Apr 21, 2017 6:56 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Apr 21, 2017 12:12 PM
    It’s comical how much the Vikings are in the heads of pack fans.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////

    Obviously not as much as Packer fans are in yours. Still licking your wounds from the MVP performance Rodgers laid on the overrated Steelers? Still?

  16. shaggytoodle says: Apr 21, 2017 7:11 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Apr 21, 2017 12:12 PM

    It’s comical how much the Vikings are in the heads of pack fans. Even comments from non-Viking fans will draw out the inferiority complex. And by the way, Barney has consistently rated at or near the top every year by every kid in America.’
    _______________

    Barney hasn’t won a Superbowl in your life time either, all though may have appeared at one in the last 40 years.

    That explains why you guys flood rival stories though, you guys just finished watching your favorite TV show, and have nothing better to do.

  17. stellarperformance says: Apr 22, 2017 12:50 PM

    Falcon fans…….but for a one-point loss earlier in the season, in Atlanta, the game would’ve been at Lambeau in the wintertime. Good for you. You got home field advantage.

    But there’s one thing you don’t have: Bragging rights for how your season ended.

  18. cheeseisfattening says: Apr 22, 2017 6:18 PM

    But but but but but but…

  19. stellarperformance says: Apr 22, 2017 6:29 PM

    A Viking troll on a Packer story that doesn’t involve the Vikings in any way, shape, or form?

    Knock me over with a feather.

  20. cheeseisfattening says: Apr 22, 2017 9:44 PM

    It would take more than a feather

  21. stellarperformance says: Apr 23, 2017 12:54 PM

    cheeseisfattening says:
    Apr 22, 2017 9:44 PM
    It would take more than a feather
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Wow. Even the simplest idioms go over your head. You tried to joke and keep it within the parameters of your “thing,” your “schtick,” but it was a stretch and you failed.

  22. cheeseisfattening says: Apr 23, 2017 5:44 PM

    Why don’t you tell me I jumped the shark anymore? 😛

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