The NFC South appears to be up for grabs this season with the Atlanta Falcons leading the way at 2-1 so far and the Carolina Panthers being just a game back at 1-2. The two teams will play at the Georgia Dome on Sunday afternoon in what promises to be a shootout between two high-scoring teams. The Falcons have scored 104 points over their first three games while giving up 91 while the Panthers have scored 76 and given up 70 points. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Panthers lost 22-10 at home to the Minnesota Vikings last week and are happy to see Minnesota leave town. Cam Newton has passed for 809 yards, five touchdowns, and five interceptions so far this season. Greg Olsen has 18 catches for 259 yards and a touchdown as Newton’s most used target while an injury to Jonathan Stewart has given Fozzy Whittaker the leading rusher job and he has 135 yards on the ground so far this year. This is a game that will really test the Carolina defense. Matt Ryan and the Falcons are scoring points in bunches and it will be interesting to see if the Panthers can slow him down.
The Falcons outscored the New Orleans Saints during a 45-32 win and have scored at least 24 points in every game this season. Ryan has passed for 970 yards and seven touchdowns while looking the direction of Julio Jones and Jacob Tamme a lot. Each has 20 targets with Tamme leading the team with 14 catches. Devonta Freeman ran wild on Monday night and now has 265 rushing yards while Tevin Coleman has four touchdown runs on 32 carries. The defense has given up ten touchdown passes already this year and can’t afford to let Newton go crazy in this game if Atlanta wins to win.
Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 1:00 P.M. ET
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta
TV Channel: Fox
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