An NFC NFL game day preview between the Atlanta Falcons Vs Carolina Panthers.
When: 8:20 PM ET, Thursday, October 29, 2020
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
TV: FOX & NFL Network
Point Spread: Carolina Panthers -2.5
OVER / UNDER Game Total: 49.5
Road Record: 1-2
Home Record: 1-2
Atlanta Falcons Vs Carolina Panthers Game Day Preview
There has been little preparation time for both the Atlanta Falcons & Carolina Panthers as we approach Thursday Night Football. Each team is expected to have some significant changes when they meet in this NFC South matchup. This will be the second meeting between the two teams with Carolina taking the 1st game 21-16 in Atlanta.
The Falcons came one play away from improving to 2-0 under interim coach Raheem Morris, who said the team needs to recover emotionally from the latest result — a one-point loss to the Lions. Detroit drove 75 yards in 1:04 and scored the winning touchdown (and extra point) with no time remaining.
“We have to find ways to play better at those moments,” Morris said of when the game is on the line. “It always comes down to making that big play at that big moment.”
As for getting over the latest frustrating finish, Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan said of the short week of preparation, “I think getting back into a game plan quickly kind of helps.”
The Panthers announced Tuesday that McCaffrey has been designated to return from injured reserve.
“As soon as they say he can go, he’ll go,” coach Matt Rhule said. “I’m hopeful that we’ll have him.”
The addition of McCaffrey would provide the Panthers with more options on offense to go with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who has been largely efficient. The Panthers have taken pride in some of their lengthy drives.
“If we can just continue to do our part to help our defense stay fresh and locked and loaded, I think we’ll continue to complement each other,” Bridgewater said. “The offense will complement the defense. The defense will complement the offense and special teams.”
Falcons Vs Panthers Facts
- Falcons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog.
- Atlanta Falcons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Atlanta Falcons Vs Carolina Panthers Alternative Fantasy Football – StatementGames Picks
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Game Pick – Atlanta Falcons 20 Carolina Panthers 24
10 PT Pick = Carolina Panthers UNDER 26.5 PTS
9 PT Pick = Atlanta Falcons UNDER 24.5 PTS
8 PT Pick = Teddy Bridgewater UNDER 23.5 Completions