The Carolina Panthers (5-4) return home to face the Atlanta Falcons (2-7) at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, November 17 at 1 p.m. on FOX.
- The Panthers will play Atlanta for the 49th time on Sunday with the Falcons leading the all-time series 30-18, with Atlanta winning six of the last seven games against the Panthers. Carolina is 12-12 all-time at home against Atlanta.
- Atlanta is coming off a 26-9 win at New Orleans, the first time any team has held a Drew Brees-led Saints team without a touchdown at home. Carolina returns home after a heartbreaking loss in Green Bay where Kyle Allen threw for over 300 yards for the first time in his career.
- Carolina looks to shore up a run defense that now ranks 29th yards per game (136.7) and last in yards allowed per carry (5.17). The Falcons are averaging 76.8 rushing yards per game, ranked 29th in the league.
- The Falcons passing offense remains one of the best in the league, despite the team's record. Atlanta averages 319.7 passing yards a game, ranking second in the NFL.
- Julio Jones ranks seventh in the NFL with 791 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Among the NFL's top seven receivers, the Panthers have already played Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Cooper Kupp and are still slated to play Michael Thomas, Tyler Lockett and Jones.
- The Panthers lead the NFL with 36 sacks, while the Falcons are ranked 15th with 22 sacks allowed. Carolina's 19 takeaways are tied for fourth in the NFL, while Atlanta's 16 giveaways are seventh-worst. In five wins, the Panthers have posted 17 takeaways and in four losses only made two.
- Carolina's rushing offense is seventh in yards per game (131.4) and second in rushing touchdowns (14).
|Total Yards/Game||346.6 (21st)||377.7 (10th)|
|Rushing Yards/Game||131.4 (7th)||76.8 (29th)|
|Passing Yards/Game||241.1 (20th)||319.7 (2nd)|
|Sacks Allowed||29 (24th)||22 (t-15th)|
|Third Down Efficiency||32.7 (26th)||42.9 (12th)|
|Points/Game||25.0 (t-11th)||21.2 (20th)|
|Total Yards/Game||363.4 (20th)||371.8 (23rd)|
|Rushing Yards/Game||136.7 (29th)||111.0 (20th)|
|Passing Yards/Game||226.8 (11th)||260.8 (25th)|
|Sacks||36 (1st)||13 (t-30th)|
|Third Down Efficiency||41.2 (21st)||50.0 (t-31st)|
|Points/Game||25.3 (22nd)||28.8 (t-28th)|
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- Kyle Allen had a career high 28 completions for 307 yards passing on Sunday, despite playing in the cold and snowy conditions of Lambeau Field. He completed 4-of-9 passes deeper than 15 yards down the field.
- Christian McCaffrey posted his sixth 100-yard rushing game on Sunday, while scoring a rushing touchdown for the seventh consecutive game. McCaffrey leads the NFL with his 109.9 rushing yards per game and is tied for the league lead with 14 total touchdowns.
- McCaffrey also leads the NFL with 153.9 scrimmage yards and is second among running backs with 48 receptions.
- DJ Moore recorded his second-straight 100-yard receiving game at Green Bay, tallying a career-high nine receptions for 120 receiving yards. He leads Carolina with 54 catches and 684 receiving yards this season.
- Curtis Samuel has scored four touchdowns in the last four games after a receiving touchdown in Green Bay. It ties for the second-most total touchdowns among wide receivers over that span of games.
- Greg Olsen surpassed 700 career receptions with his eight catches for 98 yards at Green Bay. He ranks fifth all-time in NFL history among tight ends in receptions and receiving yards.
- Luke Kuechly ranks third in the NFL with 9.8 tackles per game. His 1,030 career tackles ranks 27th all-time and fourth among all active players.
Milestones to Watch
- McCaffrey needs 86 receiving yards to reach 2,000 in his career. He would join Herschel Walker as the only players with 2,000 rushing and receiving yards in the first 42 games of their careers.
- McCaffrey needs 11 rushing yards to reach 1,000 for the season. He would become the second player in franchise history (DeAngelo Williams, 2008-2009) with two career 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Both McCaffrey and Williams would have done it in consecutive seasons. McCaffrey would also pass Tim Biakabutuka (2,530) for fifth place among Carolina's all-time rushing leaders.
- McCaffrey needs one rushing touchdown for his eighth consecutive game with at least one rushing touchdown. He would tie the Panthers franchise record of eight consecutive games with a rushing touchdown, set by DeAngelo Williams in 2008.
- With four catches on Sunday, McCaffrey would pass LaDainian Tomlinson (238 catches) for the most receptions by a running back in their first 3 NFL seasons.
- McCaffrey needs 104 receiving yards and 11 rushing yards to become the first player with at least 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in his team's first 10 games of a season in NFL history.
- If DJ Moore hauls in over 100 receiving yards, it would mark his third straight game with at least 100 receiving yards. That would mark the longest such streak for Carolina since 2008 when Steve Smith had four straight games.
- Moore (197) and Curtis Samuel (194) need just three and six rushing yards, respectively, for 200 in their career. Steve Smith (387) is the only Panthers wide receiver with more than 200 rushing yards.
- Kyle Allen needs 176 passing yards to reach 2,000 in his first 10 career games, becoming the 47th NFL player with 2,000 passing yards in the first 10 games. Only five of those players did it with five or fewer interceptions.
- Luke Kuechly needs 18 tackles for his eighth consecutive season with at least 100 tackles. He would become the fifth NFL player since individual tackles were recorded with eight straight 100-tackle seasons.
Carolina is 18-31 all-time against Atlanta.