Super Bowl Rematch Set for Week 7

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Atlanta Falcons fans cheer during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

For those pining for a Super Bowl LI rematch in Week 1 as an elixir to avenge Atlanta’s loss, you’ll have to wait.

As the predictable leaks trickle out of NFL headquarters ahead of the official 8:00pm EST schedule release tonight, the Boston Herald‘s Jeff Howe has learned that the Falcons will head to Foxborough in Week 7 to take on the New England Patriots.

As Howe states, the game will be a primetime, Sunday Night Football affair on October 22.

We’ll have to wait a bit for redemption, but this game promises to be an absolute barn burner. With the Falcons returning the majority of their 2016 squad and the Patriots somehow getting even better in the offseason, this will be one of the marquee matchups in the 2017 NFL regular season.

Mark your calendars.

 

Header Photo Courtesy of: Jason Behnken, Associated Press