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Fox Sports Sep 17, 2018
Panthers' HC Rivera wants team to shore up 'lazy' defense after loss to Falcons

Panthers' HC Rivera wants team to shore up 'lazy' defense after loss to Falcons

Panthers coach Ron Rivera is still fuming about his team's performance
ClutchPoints Sep 17, 2018
Ron Rivera says Panthers QB Cam Newton should feel safer with new rules

Ron Rivera says Panthers QB Cam Newton should feel safer with new rules

During Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton suffered a brutal hit to the head after scrambling for a first down as slid to give himself up. Newton was nailed in the head by a low launching tackle from Falcons safety Damontae Kazee, who was ejected shortly after. Following the game, […] The post Ron Rivera says Panthers QB Cam Newton should feel safer with new rules appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Fox Sports Sep 17, 2018
Jason Whitlock praises Cam Newton for his Week 2 performance against the Falcons

Jason Whitlock praises Cam Newton for his Week 2 performance against the Falcons

Marcellus Wiley and Jason Whitlock talk NFL on the show. Hear what they had to say about Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton and Atlanta Falcons QB Cam Newton.
Falcons’ defensive end Takk McKinley has a groin injury

Falcons’ defensive end Takk McKinley has a groin injury

Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley suffered a groin injury late in the 31-24 victory over the Panthers on Sunday, according to head coach Dan Quinn on Monday.
www.bostonherald.com Sep 17, 2018
Panthers coach Rivera won't tolerate 'lazy' play on defense

Panthers coach Rivera won't tolerate 'lazy' play on defense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is still fuming about his teams performance, saying he wont tolerate laziness on defense following his teams 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.Carolinas eighth-year head coach was upset after watching his normally stingy defense allow Matt Ryan and the Falcons to roll up 442 yards on offense Sunday and score on five of their first seven possessions.The Falcons, playing without starting running back Devonta Freeman, ran for 170 yards and Ryan completed 23 of 28 passes for 272 yards and combined for four TDs. Tevin Coleman ran for 107 yards,...
The Falcoholic Sep 17, 2018
3 key takeaways from Falcons vs. Panthers

3 key takeaways from Falcons vs. Panthers

I hope your heart is okay after that game. It’s hard to call the second game of the season a must-win, but the Falcons really needed to avoid the 0-2 start that sinks most postseason dreams. They did just that by putting up 31 points against a good Panthers defense that completely shutdown Ezekiel Elliott just the week prior. Here are my key takeaways from the game. Best game Sarkisian has called After a week where people were calling for his head, offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian called his best game yet for the Falcons. Using a mixture of play action, balance between the run and...
The Falcoholic Sep 17, 2018
Falcons vs Panthers: Why this offensive performance could be a turning point for Steve Sarkisian

Falcons vs Panthers: Why this offensive performance could be a turning point for Steve Sarkisian

Looking for reasons to be optimistic? On first glance, the Falcons’ offensive performance against the Panthers appeared to be one of the strongest — if not the strongest — yet against a very good defense. However, we can often get swept up in the emotion of watching our team succeed, so I decided to re-watch the entire game to see if it held up under closer scrutiny. The good news is this: I actually came away more impressed with what Steve Sarkisian and Matt Ryan did in the game. In fact, what we saw in this game could be the turning point for Sark as a play caller. This offense...
The Falcoholic Sep 17, 2018
Falcons-Panthers post-game injury report: Andy Levitre suffers elbow injury early in the first half

Falcons-Panthers post-game injury report: Andy Levitre suffers elbow injury early in the first half

Fact: Andy Levitre’s arms are classified as “explosive devices” in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty The Atlanta Falcons played some courageous football yesterday. Beating the Cam Newton-led Carolina Panthers is always a good time; but given how week one played out, yesterday’s victory was especially sweet. There was a lot to like, and we’ll fully digest yestersday’s action in the days ahead. But let’s break down the injuries, shall we? Falcons guard Andy Levitre injured his elbow early in the first half and was ruled out. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that we got...
The Falcoholic Sep 17, 2018
3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in Week 2 win over Panthers

3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down in Week 2 win over Panthers

Ah, that’s more like it. The Atlanta Falcons entered the win column Sunday with a 31-24 divisional victory over the Carolina Panthers. Who’s up and who’s down in the win? Up Matt Ryan After struggling last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, Ryan returned to form versus the Panthers. He was absolutely surgical, completing 23 of 28 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns while also accounting for two (!) rushing touchdowns, including a leaping eight-yard score. Tevin Coleman The Panthers hadn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in 21 games — until Coleman happened. With Devonta Freeman...
The Falcoholic Sep 17, 2018
Damontae Kazee may shockingly escape suspension after dirty hit on Cam Newton

Damontae Kazee may shockingly escape suspension after dirty hit on Cam Newton

The Atlanta Falcons were forced to play a very bad Jordan Richards because Kazee went for supremely dirty hit. I expected an ejection and one or two game suspension the second Damontae Kazee went low on Cam Newton. Newton went sliding in open field, and was nearly lying flat on the ground when Kazee flew in with the tip of his helmet. It was easily the most supremely dirty hit I can recall any Falcons player. Sometimes slow motion will clear up the defender did not try to make a dirty hit. This one was clear as day. Even worse, Carolina Panthers defenders had just previously jumped over a...
The Falcoholic Sep 17, 2018
Falcons vs Panthers: Who was the defensive player of the game?

Falcons vs Panthers: Who was the defensive player of the game?

A shaky performance still had several good candidates. Even though the Falcons defense did not have a great game against the Panthers, there were still some bright spots in the Falcons 31-24 win over the Panthers. Here are our potential picks for defensive player of the game. Let us know yours! Ricardo Allen His interception in the fourth quarter could very well be the difference in this game being a win and going to overtime. Apart from that play, the veteran safety had to manage a defense missing two high quality starters and missing a young new starter who was ejected from the game...
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 17, 2018
Panthers wide receivers coach Lance Taylor has some explaining to do

Panthers wide receivers coach Lance Taylor has some explaining to do

Every wide receiver on the team, except for one, has failed to make an impact this season and quite frankly do not look like they have any clue what they are doing. When that happens, it is time to start questioning whether their coach is capable. This past Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons continued a worrying trend that was present in the first game of the season, but really goes back into last season as well. That trend is the Carolina Panthers receiver corps under-performing. They are dropping passes, running sloppy or wrong routes, and generally just looking confused out...
The Falcoholic Sep 17, 2018
Falcons vs. Panthers: Who was the offensive player of the game?

Falcons vs. Panthers: Who was the offensive player of the game?

Thankfully, there’s a good list of names to choose from this week Unlike last week’s debacle, the Falcons offense gave us a highly encouraging performance with several quality names to list as our offensive player of the game. Here are those names and why you may consider voting for each. Matt Ryan Red zone issues? What red zone issues? A week after looking pretty awful, the Falcons QB bounced back in impressive fashion, finishing 23/28 for 272 yards, 2 TDs and 2 rushing TDs while improving their red zone performance in dramatic fashion. He was on target on nearly every pass - minus a...
The Bow Tie Chronicles: McKinley, Campbell were stout in 31-24 win over the Panthers

The Bow Tie Chronicles: McKinley, Campbell were stout in 31-24 win over the Panthers

In the 75th episode of The Bow Tie Chronicles podcast, defensive end Takkarist McKinley and linebacker DeVondre Campbell stop by to discussed the 31-24 victory over the Panthers.
Cat Scratch Reader Sep 17, 2018
Monday Morning Optimist: Panthers’ defense picked a bad day to have a bad day.

Monday Morning Optimist: Panthers’ defense picked a bad day to have a bad day.

False starts are the beginning, not the end, of Carolina’s season The Panthers defense yesterday was as much the story of their loss to the Falcons as it was the story of their victory over the Cowboys a week ago. Tevin Coleman became the first back in 22 games to rush for over 100 yards against Carolina. Matt Ryan did his best Cam Newton impression to the tune of 2 touchdowns. Luke Kuechly missed a tackle that allowed Tevin Coleman to rush for 27 yards down the Panthers’ sideline, y’all. That isn’t going to happen every day. The optimistic takeaway from yesterday isn’t that the...
The Falcoholic Sep 17, 2018
Falcons vs. Panthers recap: The train is back on the tracks

Falcons vs. Panthers recap: The train is back on the tracks

The Falcons fell short on defense and squandered opportunities on offense, yet they still won. The Atlanta Falcons needed this win. They didn’t need it in the sense that the season was going to fall apart if they didn’t get it, of course, because it’s the second week of the season. But they had a lot to prove after the Eagles game, as we’re all aware, and the injuries they were facing only magnified the concerns about their ability to put away quality football teams. This Panthers team had plenty of injuries of their own, but the Falcons did what they needed to do, and they...
The Falcoholic Sep 17, 2018
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Sept. 17

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Sept. 17

Victory as welcome as hot, black coffee on this Monday morning. How are you feeling this morning, Falcons fans? Good? Yep — us as well. The Atlanta Falcons secured a home win over the division rival Carolina Panthers, and all is right to start the week. Speaking of starting the week: take a gander at below’s Falcoholinks for Monday. Matt Ryan’s elite evening Matt Ryan had an unequivocally awful game in Philadelphia last week, but against Carolina he was absolutely lights out. Save for one pick and a couple of overthrows, Ryan looked as icey as ever, and in the win over the Panthers...
Fox Sports Sep 17, 2018
Falcons survive to beat Panthers 31-24 in NFC South thriller

Falcons survive to beat Panthers 31-24 in NFC South thriller

Falcons survive Cam Newton's last-second pass in end zone to beat Panthers 31-24 in NFC South thriller
The Falcoholic Sep 16, 2018
Matt Ryan 3rd player EVER to complete 80% of his passes, rush for 2 touchdowns

Matt Ryan 3rd player EVER to complete 80% of his passes, rush for 2 touchdowns

Ryan bounced back from an underwhelming week 1 to put up ridiculous stats against a stat Panthers defense. Matt Ryan has quietly added his name to a number of NFL records. Those are usually centered around passing efficiency, yards per attempt, passing yards, and things like that. Today’s game against the Carolina Panthers put Ryan is some unusual company. Ryan showed his wheels and rushed for two touchdowns. That’s one way to improve a slumping red zone offense! Here’s the specifics. Congratulations to #MattRyan on becoming just the 3rd player in history (1950-2018, Min. 25...

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