The Atlanta Falcons are finally ready to play some football as they take on the Kansas City Chiefs in their first preseason game tonight.
Preseason will allow for the many Falcon rookies to get their feet wet and see what the speed of the NFL is like and let other players fight for roster spots.
And while the preseason gives a poor indication of regular season success, it is a terrific litmus test for rookies, depth players, and special teamers.
Weeks of hitting, tackling, blocking, and covering the same guys over and over just doesn't provide the level of competition that tonight will.
Considering the moves orchestrated in the offseason by the front office, there are many factors and key players to watch tonight as the Falcons and Chiefs square off. Here are just a few things to keep your eye out for.