Atlanta has their bye week early in 2009, the first week of October, before a difficult stretch in October.
Their first game is traveling cross country to San Francisco to play a young 49ers team. The west coast was kind to Atlanta in 2008 with wins against San Diego and Oakland on road trips.
The following week, Atlanta gets their first primetime game of 2009 in the Georgia Dome against Chicago. Jay Cutler’s signing and the drama that unfolded with 11 seconds in 2008 make for an interesting rematch on Sunday Night Football.
The month of October closes out with a trip to Dallas and their new retractable stadium. In addition, former Falcon Keith Brooking will get to play his old squad.
Prediction: Atlanta goes 2-1 in the month of October, dropping the Chicago or (most likely) the Dallas game.