Atlanta Falcons flying to London? Barcelona? ... On how many planes?

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The Atlanta Falcons are playing where? (Atlanta Falcons graphic)
The Atlanta Falcons are playing where? (Atlanta Falcons graphic)
The Atlanta Falcons are flying where exactly? (Atlanta Falcons graphic)
The Atlanta Falcons are flying where exactly? (Atlanta Falcons graphic)

The Atlanta Falcons have descended on London and have begun preparations for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium. We think.

Based on a graphic the team sent out on social media, we're guessing that the Falcons' marketing folks did not book the team's itinerary over there. 

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Check out the graphic above. Notice anything wrong? Where to begin ...

First of all, it touts the Falcons team and staff taking THREE PLANES across the pond. Only one problem: The graphic shows them taking two — Atlanta to Baltimore, and Baltimore to London. Unless they made an unplanned stop in the Faroe Islands, or something.

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The confusion is over the "to London" part; yes, their third plane apparently will go from London back directly to Atlanta, but goodness, it's not as if we can trust their logistical information at this point. Perhaps the team is taking three planes for its players, coaches and staff, but that would seem to be a bit excessive, no?

And another thing ... whoever Photoshopped this deal also clearly has no clue where London actually is. They've got them playing somewhere outside of Barcelona, or perhaps elsewhere in Basque country.

Enjoy the game this weekend, Falcons! Let's hope you make it back from wherever you're coming or going.

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter!

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