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Mike Smity

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 30: John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons pressures Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers at Georgia Dome on September 30, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Falcons And Panthers Round 2: Records Are For Suckers

When it comes to rivalry games, statistics take a backseat. It doesn’t matter than Atlanta has won eight more games than Carolina. It doesn’t matter that Atlanta already defeated Carolina this season. In these games, emotion and luck take on much more importance than usual.

12/07/2012

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