When the Atlanta Falcons host the Carolina Panthers this afternoon, remember what Major League Baseball and the World Series taught us. Wild cards and long shots can make noise in the playoffs. The winner of today’s Panthers vs Falcons game wins the NFL’s weakest division and the NFC South’s playoff spot. The loser goes home to look toward the Draft. With everything on the line, this should be an interesting game to see. If you can’t watch live on TV, you can watch Panthers vs Falcons game online live free streaming.
Kickoff for today’s Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers game live today is scheduled for 4:25 EST / 1:25 PST. The Falcons vs Panthers game is in the Georgia Dome, with the 6-9 Falcons favored by 2.5 points over the 6-8-1 Panthers.
The Atlanta Falcons have the better record, but of the two six-win teams, the Carolina Panthers are peaking at the right time. That’s what’s so interesting about Atlanta being favored. Atlanta has a top-10 offense behind QB Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones. But Jones is questionable and likely to watch Panthers game live from the sidelines due to a hip injury.
The Falcons had lost three of four before winning 30-14 in New Orleans last Sunday. The Panthers, on the other hand, have won all three of their December games while outscoring opponents 77-40 during that stretch. As we watch Panthers game live today in Atlanta, look for QB Cam Newton to focus his offense on repeating that performance.
Newton’s had a quiet season statistically, though it’s been largely due to injury. Lingering ankle issues and rib discomfort got to him earlier this season. And three weeks ago he was involved in a massive car wreck that he said nobody should’ve survived. He’s still thrown for 3,013 yards and 17 TDs, and he’s come on strong of late.
Last Sunday against the Browns, Newton threw for 201 yards and a touchdown in the 17-13 win. He also carried the ball for 63 yards and another TD, giving him two TDs in two games — the same number he had in 11 previous games. With his ankle injuries healed, Newton’s dual-threat nature is returning to support RB Jonathan Stewart out of the backfield.
If you’re unable to watch Falcons vs Panthers game live Week 17 on TV, you can watch Panthers vs Falcons game online live free streaming on CBS Sports website. You can also watch Falcons game live free online against the Panthers on the DirecTV website if you have an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription with the MAX package.