Atlanta Falcons (6-6) at Carolina Panthers (12-0)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 13, 2015, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Carolina Panthers -7 -- Over/Under: 46
The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers square off Sunday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium.
The Atlanta Falcons look to snap a five-game losing streak to get a game above a .500 record. Matt Ryan is completing 66 percent of his passes for 3,481 yards, 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Ryan has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Julio Jones and Jacob Tamme have combined for 1,879 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Roddy White has 30 receptions. The Atlanta Falcons ground game is averaging 108.8 yards per contest, and Devonta Freeman leads the way with 811 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Atlanta is allowing 21.4 points and 342.5 yards per game. Paul Worrilow leads the Falcons with 79 tackles, Desmond Trufant has 10 pass deflections and Kroy Biermann has two sacks. Matt Bryant is questionable with a quad injury.
The Carolina Panthers hope to win what would be their 17th straight regular season game. Cam Newton is completing 58.4 percent of his passes for 2,797 yards, 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Newton has 10 touchdown passes in his last three games. Greg Olsen and Ted Ginn Jr. have combined for 1,442 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Jerricho Cotchery has 27 receptions. The Carolina Panthers ground game is averaging 141.9 yards per contest, and Jonathan Stewart leads the way with 914 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Carolina is allowing 20.3 points and 314.3 yards per game. Thomas Davis leads the Panthers with 81 tackles, Kawann Short has seven sacks and Josh Norman has 15 pass deflections. Charles Tillman and Mario Addison are questionable.
The Falcons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 14. The Panthers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC. The Falcons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Carolina and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings overall.
The Falcons are nothing like the team they were to start the season and even though a lot of their losses have been close, they're still losses. The Falcons are also losing to below average teams such as the Bucs, Colts and 49ers. No, thanks. The Panthers are rolling on both sides of the ball and haven't lost a regular season home game since November 16th of last year.
Panthers by double digits.