Score and recap: Falcons 34, Packers 23
Photos: Atlanta Falcons defeat Packers in first regular season game at new stadium
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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> Your guide to tailgating around Mercedes-Benz Stadium
> Everything you need to know about food and drinks at MBS
> Massive video board is a ‘game changer’
> Soccer Saturday, football Sunday: A look behind the transformation
> Video: Time lapse of construction of Mercedes-Benz Stadium
> The making of Atlanta Falcons’ retractable roof
> The halo video board and 9 other cool features of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium
> Falcons-Packers 3: Third meeting in 11 months
> Where to watch, listen to Falcons-Packers
> Blank savors plan to open roof Sunday
> Bradley: Big night, big game. Will Falcons handle the moment?
> NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will attend game
> More Falcons: Latest news, notes, opinion, game analysis