Cardinals vs Falcons, live stream 2017. Falcons vs. Cardinals: Mercedes-Benz Stadium debut, matchups to watch and things to know
Because this is still a preseason game, the biggest storyline for Saturday is the opening of the state-of-the-art stadium. After years of anticipation, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is ready for football, and it should truly be a sight to behold. Prior to even entering the stadium, fans will be greeted by the 73,000-pound Falcon statue stationed outside of Gate 3. Once inside, the size of the stadium and the personality becomes immediately apparent. With a massive 1,075-feet long, 58-feet tall halo board wrapped around the top of the roof, fans will have a clear view of the action from wherever they sit.
The Arizona Cardinals travel to Atlanta to take on the Atlanta Falcons on the road in the preseason. For the Cardinals it will be their fourth preseason game, but not their last, as they played a week earlier than the rest of the league in the Hall of Fame Game. Playing the Falcons in the preseason is a bit of a treat because it has hardly happened.
While last week the Cardinals played a very familiar team in the Chicago Bears, a team against whom they have faced 42 times in the preseason, the Cardinals will face Atlanta for only the fourth time ever in the preseason.