Falcons Playoff Hopes Ride On Handing Panthers First LossThe 5-0 start to the season is a distant memory for the Atlanta Falcons as they now stand at 7-7. With a very slim chance left at making the postseason, even if they win their final two games, the Falcons host the Carolina Panthers next weekend.
Opponent Profile: Winner Of Panthers/Falcons Game Could Decide Divisional ChampsThanks to NFC South being such a dismal division this season, it's still wide open for the "top" three teams in the division to claim the title.
Greg Olsen Gives The Carolina Panthers A Proven Receiving ThreatThe Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
Newton Needs Panthers Players To Step UpThe Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it's not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.
Falcons To Play Spoiler In Week 17, But For New Orleans Or Carolina?It’s a crazy thought, but after 16 grueling weeks in the NFL, the road to the NFC South Divisional title still goes through Atlanta, GA.
Turnovers Doom Falcons In 34-10 Loss To Carolina
Matt Ryan’s Arm Vital To Win Against Tough Panthers Run DefenseEven though Atlanta had more than 80 percent of their plays against Arizona going through the air, that's something they want to do again against Carolina. With Carolina's top five rushing defense, Atlanta would do well to avoid running the ball.
Fantasy Football: Top 12 Tight Ends To DraftStuds like Graham and Gronkowski are in a league of their own, but the position offers solid players.