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The Falcons' 2013 opponents have been set after Sunday night's Washington win over Dallas. The Falcons will face four of the eight 2012 division winners in the NFL next season.

With Washington's win over the Cowboys on Sunday night, the Falcons' 2013 opponents have been finalized.

The Falcons will face each of their division opponents once at home and once on the road, while the other 10 games will include matchups against four of the eight NFL division champions from 2012.

See the full list of 2013 opponents below:

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Carolina Panthers

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

St. Louis Rams

Seattle Seahawks

New England Patriots

New York Jets

Washington

AWAY

Carolina Panthers

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Arizona Cardinals

San Francisco 49ers

Buffalo Bills

Miami Dolphins

Green Bay Packers

The schedule rotation adopted during the 2002 NFL divisional realignment created the formula that lays out the slate of games for each team every year. The NFL made slight tweaks to the 11-year-old rotational format over the past three seasons to limit the amount of cross-country travel a single team endures in a given season.

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The Falcons' 2013 opponents have been set after Sunday night's Washington win over Dallas. The Falcons will face four of the eight 2012 division winners in the NFL next season.

With Washington's win over the Cowboys on Sunday night, the Falcons' 2013 opponents have been finalized.

The Falcons will face each of their division opponents once at home and once on the road, while the other 10 games will include matchups against four of the eight NFL division champions from 2012.

See the full list of 2013 opponents below:

HOME

Carolina Panthers - W

New Orleans Saints - W

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - W

St. Louis Rams - W

Seattle Seahawks - W

New England Patriots - L

New York Jets - W

Washington - W

AWAY

Carolina Panthers - L

New Orleans Saints - L

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - W

Arizona Cardinals - W

San Francisco 49ers - W

Buffalo Bills - W

Miami Dolphins - W

Green Bay Packers - L

The schedule rotation adopted during the 2002 NFL divisional realignment created the formula that lays out the slate of games for each team every year. The NFL made slight tweaks to the 11-year-old rotational format over the past three seasons to limit the amount of cross-country travel a single team endures in a given season.

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The only thing I don't understand about how the schedule works is how it was determined that the Redskins game is a home game and the Packers game is a road game.

Packers played in GA dome in 2010 in a conference game determined by previous standing in division. That year we didn't play NFC North but played Packers as they were second in NFC north in 2009 like Falcons. Packers and Falcons both won the division and its Falcons turn to go to GB.

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Packers played in GA dome in 2010 in a conference game determined by previous standing in division. That year we didn't play NFC North but played Packers as they were second in NFC north in 2009 like Falcons. Packers and Falcons both won the division and its Falcons turn to go to GB.

Actually that's not the reason.

We have two games each year where we play an opponent that finished in the same place as us in their division. Next year it is the NFC north and NFC east. It was already determined beforehand that the NFC north opponent would be away and the NFC east opponent would be at home before anyone knew who the teams would be. It wouldn't matter if we had GB on the schedule this year and played them away. We would still be playing them away next season.

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The only thing I don't understand about how the schedule works is how it was determined that the Redskins game is a home game and the Packers game is a road game.

It rotates as well. Nfc No - Away, Nfc Ea - Home. Next time we play the NFC West, these will swap.

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I'll tell you one thing.....i was a big believer in the way the 2012 schedule set up for the Falcons this year - before season started. I think the constant home/away/home thing where there were never two back-to-back road games worked well for Falcons - who are creatures of a routine - as the HC is.

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Yep. And if we end up playing them in the Super Bowl I could very well see the NFL making that rematch the season opening game.

I doubt it. It'll probably be against the team we beat in the NFC playoffs, and the Pats game will be a primetime game later in the season.

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11-5/ 12-4 repeat as NFCS charmps and go to defend our title in New York

S/N New Orleans is tied for 1st in hoisting SuperBowls with Miami at 10.....anybody know why

Don't know. Most of the Super Bowls in the early years were either in Miami, New Orleans or California. You can see where all the Super Bowls have been played.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/super-bowl/

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