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NFL schedule 2012: Falcons visit the Eagles

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are a perfect 6-0 so far.

Kevin C. Cox

In Week 8, the Falcons visit the Philadelphia Eagles as Atlanta looks to stay undefeated. The teams have met in each of the last four seasons, and the Eagles have won three times. So far this season, the Falcons have the sixth-best offense and the seventh-best defense in the NFL.

Around the NFC South, the New Orleans Saints head to Denver to take on Peyton Manning and the Broncos. New Orleans has struggled against the pass all season; its defense allows 305.2 passing yards per game.

Coming off a short week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face off against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night. The Buccaneers are 2-4 this season, despite scoring 12 more points than they've allowed.

The Carolina Panthers play in Chicago this week against the Bears. Chicago sports the league's toughest defense, allowing just 13 points per game on average.

Schedule:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings - - 8:20 p.m., Thursday

Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles - 1 p.m. Sunday

Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears - 1 p.m. Sunday

New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos - 8:20 p.m. Sunday

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.