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Panthers vs Falcons Week Four Capsule

CAROLINA PANTHERS (1-2) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (3-0)

SERIES

PANTHERS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER   22-12
STREAKS   7 of past 9
COACHES VS. OPP. Rivera: 0-2 Smith: 6-2
LAST WEEK L 36-7 vs. Giants W 27-3 at Chargers
LAST GAME 12/11/11: Falcons 31 at Panthers 23. Atlanta overcomes 23-7 1st-half deficit as QB Matt Ryan throws 4 TDs, including 2 in 4th quarter to rookie WR Julio Jones (17, 75).
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/16/11: Falcons 31, Panthers 17. Atlanta RB Michael Turner rushes for 139 yards & 2 TDs as Falcons outscore Carolina 17-0 in 4th quarter for comeback victory.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 134 (Car.), 92 (Atl.). XM: 225 (Atl.). 

STATS

PASSING Newton: 53-83-798-2-5-78.3 Ryan: 77-107-793-8 (T1L)-1-114.0 (1L)
RUSHING D. Williams: 31-118-3.8-1 Turner: 42-154-3.7-2
RECEIVING S. Smith: 14-296 (T3L)-21.1-0 Gonzalez (TE): 21-214-10.2-3 (T3L)
OFFENSE 363.7 345.0
TAKE/GIVE -6 +10 (1L)
DEFENSE 383.0 336.3
SACKS D. Edwards: 3.5 Abraham, Babineaux: 2
INTs Beason, Godfrey: 1 DeCoud: 3 (T2L)
PUNTING Nortman (R): 42.5 Bosher: 43.9
KICKING Medlock: 10 (7/7 PAT; 1/1 FG) Bryant: 28 (T3C) (10/10 PAT; 6/6 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON rushed for 16th career TD last week, most by QB in 1st 2 NFL seasons. Had rush TD in last game at Atl. Is only player in NFL history with 20+ pass (23) & 15+ rush (16) TDs in 1st 19 NFL games…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS had 74-yard TD run in last meeting. When Williams has 18+ att., team is 15-3 (.833). RB JONATHAN STEWART had rush TD in last game at Atl…WR STEVE SMITH had 6 catches for 125 yards in last meeting. Has 4 games with 125+ rec. yards vs. Atl. WR BRANDON LA FELL is averaging 18.2 yards per catch. In past 4 vs. division, is averaging 20.4 yards per catch (14 catches, 285 yards). TE GREG OLSEN had 7 catches for 98 yards last week. Had 44-yard TD in last meeting…S CHARLES GODFREY has INT in each of 1st 5 NFL seasons. Has 10 career INTs. DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 17 sacks in past 25. DT DWAN EDWARDS has 3.5 sacks & aims for 4th in row with 0.5+ sack…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN is 4-0 at home vs. Car. with 107.7 rating. Leads NFL with 114 rating. In career, Falcons are 26-0 when Ryan has 100+ rating…RB MICHAEL TURNER has rushed for 727 yards (103.9 per game) & 11 TDs in past 7 meetings. Has 5 100-yard games in past 7 vs. Car. Had 4 rush TDs in 11/23/08 meeting & 3 rush TDs in 12/12/10 game vs. Car. Since joining Atl. in 2008, ranks 4th in NFL with 5,435 rush yards & is 2nd in NFL with 52 rush TDs…In past 5 at home, WR RODDY WHITE has 39 catches for 573 yards (114.6 per game) & 4 TDs (4 100-yard games). Since 2007, has 490 rec., most in NFC. In only meeting, WR JULIO JONES had 3 catches for 104 yards (34.7 avg.) & TD (75 yards). TE TONY GONZALEZ aims for 4th in row with TD. Has 98 rec. TDs & needs 2 for 100…DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 114 sacks, most among active players. Has 8 sacks in career vs. Car. S THOMAS DE COUD had 2 INTs last week. LB SEAN WEATHERSPOON had sack in last meeting. S WILLIAM MOORE had INT in last meeting.


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