Today’s Atlanta Falcons game against the Carolina Panthers is do or die for both teams. With three wins and six losses apiece, only one NFL team has a realistic chance at catching the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South, and it will require a win today. Considering the teams are desperate for different reasons, viewers who watch Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers online live free free streaming today or on the NFL on Fox Sports should be treated to some passionate play.
If today’s Falcons game goes in Atlanta’s favor, the Panthers will have lost five straight games and eight of their past nine. Quarterback Cam Newton has taken much of the blame, but while fans have defended him with “foot injury” excuses, the Panthers’ struggles to put up points are due more to a bad offensive line than their QB. Newton’s been hit twice more than any other quarterback during the past two seasons.
Last Sunday the Panthers offensive line allowed the Philadelphia Eagles to sack Newton nine times. It’s no wonder the Panthers lost 21-45 on the road. Although Newton says he’s still not 100% going into today’s Panthers game, he’s also not using the injuries to make excuses.
The Panthers’ woes could be good news for Atlanta in today’s Falcons Panthers game. Last Sunday the Falcons beat Tampa Bay 27-17 to snap a five-game losing streak. The Falcons had four sacks in that game, 1.5 each by Osi Umenyiora and Kroy Biermann. The Atlanta defense could repeat that performance as we watch today’s Falcons Panthers game online live or on TV on Fox Sports.
While the Falcons try to get after Newton in today’s Panthers game and stop running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, the Panthers secondary will have its own challenge. In last Sunday’s win, Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones grabbed eight passes for 119 yards. Carolina’s secondary is allowing 254.4 yards per game.
Here are some pre-game stats to watch Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers online live free streaming or on the NFL on Fox Sports TV.
- Kickoff for today’s Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers game live: 1pm EST / 10am PST
- Stadium: Bank of America Stadium (the Panthers are the home team)
- Point spread: the Panthers are 2.5-point favorites
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