It isn't even the end of the 2012 season and the Atlanta Falcons already know all but two of their opponents heading into next season as the NFL announced their 2013 schedule. Not dates just yet, but the list of opponents is available.
The Falcons will face the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and New York Jets at home.
They will travel to face the Panthers, Saints, Bucs, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins. The schedule has the Falcons facing the AFC East as their non-divisional games plus the NFC North and East champions. Both divisional champions are yet to be determined though the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants are in line to fill the last two spots on the Falcons' schedule.
Dates and times will be announced in April.
The Falcons are currently 11-1 and have clinched the NFC South division title.