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Facts and Figures: Panthers vs. Falcons



The Panthers

  • Trail their all-time series with the Falcons, 27-17. Atlanta has won three straight meetings after Carolina won had won five of six. 
  • Have held their past two opponents to 4-of-23 on third down. 
  • Haven't allowed an offensive touchdown since early in the fourth quarter of Week 6's loss to the Eagles, a stretch of 134:55.
  • Have had at least three sacks in seven of their eight games this season. 

The Falcons

  • Are averaging 21.9 points per game, well off their league-best 33.8 mark in 2016. 
  • Have scored just 19 points in the third quarter a year after they led the league with 135 points in the third. 
  • Have forced a league-low four turnovers.
  • Have allowed only 14 points in the first quarter this season, the second-fewest in the league behind Philadelphia. 

NFL Rankings (through Week 8)
Panthers Falcons
Total Yds/Game 21st (311.0) 5th (374.4)
Rush Yds/Game 20th (97.6) 11th (123.3)
Pass Yds/Game 19th (213.4) 9th (251.1)
3rd Down Efficiency 4th (44.8%) 11th (41.0%)
Points/Game  23rd (18.5) t15th (21.8)
Panthers Falcons
Total Yds/Game 2nd (264.0) 11th (320.6)
Rush Yds/Game 5th (81.6) 11th (102.1)
Pass Yds/Game 3rd (182.4) 14th (218.4)
3rd Down Efficiency 6th (33.0%) 17th (39.6%)
Points/Game 5th (17.8) t15th (21.7)



  • QB Cam Newton has thrown for 17 touchdowns while running for six more in 12 career meetings with the Falcons. 
  • RB Christian McCaffrey needs 36 receiving yards to set the franchise record for most by an RB in a single season.
  • TE Ed Dickson is averaging 15.9 yards per receptions, most among NFL TEs with 20-plus catches. 
  • LB Thomas Davis has 45 tackles, two forced fumbles and two interceptions in his past five home meetings with the Falcons.   


  • QB Matt Ryan has won his last three starts against the Panthers, completing 78 of 100 passes for 1,086 yards with seven touchdowns and one interception for a 131.1 passer rating. Ryan has already thrown six picks this season after totaling just seven last year. 
  • C Alex Mack has not allowed a sack or a QB hit this season.
  • LB Vic Beasley ranks second in the NFC with 18.5 sacks since 2016. 
  • LB Deion Jones has had 11 or more tackles in each of his past three games. 

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