Falcons Vs. Chiefs: Tony Gonzalez Returns To Arrowhead Stadium As A Visitor

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez became a household name playing the same position for the Kansas City Chiefs for 12 years between 1997 and 2008. Now, for the first time, Gonzalez returns to the stadium he called home as a visiting player Sunday as the Falcons take on the Chiefs in Week 1 of the NFL season.

In what could be the last season opener of his career, Gonzalez told Falcons.com that he would try to keep his emotions in check, but and will approach the game like any other despite the expected emotion.

"It's going to be hyped and emotional. I want to go out there and win this game very badly just like I do every week. I'm just going to do what got me here and prepare the way I've always prepared. I expect good things out of this team."

Gonzalez said he would expect all of the pregame hype to disappear once the game begins Sunday.

For more on the Falcons-Chiefs showdown, stick with this StoryStream. For more Falcons coverage, check out The Falcoholic.

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