Falcons, Packers meet in first regular-season game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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Falcons, Packers meet in first regular-season game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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The Falcons have played two exhibition games at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and will host the Packers tonight in their first regular-season home game. (Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Special to the AJC)

Remember when the Falcons faced the Saints in the final game at the Georgia Dome in January, but then there was another game? 

And then another? 

Well, Sunday’s Falcons-Packers game will be the ‘second’ home opener at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and it appears the franchise saved the best for last. 

A sellout crowd, national TV audience and the NFL commissioner are among the highlights of the first regular-season NFL game in the $1.5 billion facility – and it just happens to feature the teams that met in the ‘final’ Georgia Dome finale. 

The Falcons played two exhibition games at MBS in August, the ‘first’ home opener against the Cardinals Aug. 26 and the Jaguars on Aug. 31.

Here are a few things you should know if you’re going to the game, what to expect once you get there and of course the game itself:

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