The Falcons have 5 games in November with their bye week securely behind them.
Atlanta travels to New Orleans for a Monday Night Football battle with the Saints. It seems to be a yearly tradition and one of the few games to get on Monday night. I was hoping for New England, Dallas, Carolina or New York to garner another primetime showing, but the Saints are the only game on Monday for Atlanta in 2009.
The Redskins are up next with a trip to the Georgia Dome on the short week. Deangelo Hall will get plenty of chances to make a play (or not) against Roddy White and Michael Jenkins on November 8th, 2009.
The Falcons next travel to Carolina for their 2nd (and final) matchup with the Panthers. With how even the teams have been in the past, it’s surprising that they will not play in the 2nd half of the 2009 season.
November 22nd, Atlanta will travel to New York to play the Giants. Another former Falcon, Michael Boley, will be facing off against his former team. The Giants are one of the teams to beat in the NFC on a yearly basis and will be an excellent measuring stick for Atlanta as they try for their first back-to-back winning seasons in franchise history.
To close the month, Atlanta will host Tampa Bay in their 1st meeting of 2009. Atlanta won in overtime in 2008, this time Tampa Bay will have a new coach.