Pickin' It: Panthers vs. Falcons

The Panthers (5-4) need a bounce-back win to keep pace in the hotly contested NFC playoff race.

But the Falcons (2-7) are coming in hot having just knocked off the Saints down in New Orleans. It was the biggest upset of the NFL season so far, and Atlanta is obviously determined to get a win streak going against another division rival.

As you can see, the experts believe Carolina will protect home field in this one. But the Panthers, who have lost six of their last seven versus the Falcons, know they're in for a real fight on Sunday.

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*Certain picks are tabulated using consensus among media outlet's staff

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