Update: WR Roddy White and LB Stephen Nicholas have been announced as INACTIVE for today’s game.
Date: November 3rd, 2013
Kickoff Time: 1:00 PM ET
TV Channel: FOX
Radio: 94.1 FM and 790 AM (local in Atlanta), click here for local affiliate
Live Stream: NFL.com (Click here)
It’s time for another divisional battle in the almighty NFC South, and we broke this game down in full during Friday morning’s preview.
I pledged to never speak of the playoffs again if the Falcons were to lose in this spot (lol), and I mean that. However, there is the faintest of hope that the team could resurrect itself with a momentum-grabbing victory on the road, and that is enough to tune in here. If nothing else, it could be time to play spoiler against a divisional opponent, and that’s always pleasurable.
The bookmakers in Las Vegas have made the Panthers somewhere between a 7.5 and 9-point favorite in the game, and that’s another indication of the “mighty” falling in a big way. Even if home field only means 3 points (as is standard in the world of wagering) that is placing the Panthers as a team that is nearly a touchdown better than Atlanta, and that’s tough to swallow. Either way, it’s going to be an interesting afternoon.
Hit us up in the comments below (used as a game thread!) and stay tuned for post-game analysis, including a full recap shortly after the game.