Sunday, October 2, 2016
The Georgia Dome
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The Carolina Panthers take on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at The Georgia Dome. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 46. The Panthers are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Falcons have an over/under record of 3-0-0 and they are 2-1-0 against the spread.
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Cam Newton finished with 262 yards through the air for Carolina last week. He completed 21 passes out of 35 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Cameron Artis-Payne, who finished with 47 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Greg Olsen was the team leader in receiving with a total of 64 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Carolina got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 72 total plays for 306 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 105 yards on 28 attempts.
Matt Ryan finished with 240 yards passing for Atlanta last week. He went 20 for 30, resulting in a 67% completion percentage. The Falcons were led on the ground by Devonta Freeman, who finished with 152 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 11 yards per rush. Freeman led the team in receiving with 55 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Atlanta had 26 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 63 total plays for 442 yards for the contest. The Falcons ran for 217 yards on 31 carries as a team.
Carolina scores 25 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 12th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 21 passes on 36 attempts for a 58% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 243 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 20th in the league. The Panthers run for an average of 146 yards per game on 32 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 3rd in the league. They also run 73 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 389 yards per game, ranking their offense 7th overall this season. The Panthers average 22 first downs per game which ranks them 13th in the NFL. They accumulate 66.7 penalty yards per game via 8.7 penalties, which ranks 4th in the league.
Carolina allows 183 passing yards per game, ranking 5th, and they allow 23 points per contest on defense, which ranks 18th. They give up 18 completions on 30 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60%. The Panthers allow 90 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 3.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 12th in the NFL. Carolina allows 273 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 3rd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 38 yards per game, ranking them 3rd among NFL teams.
Atlanta averages 35 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 1st in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. They throw for 312 yards through the air per game, ranking them 4th. The Falcons run for an average of 136 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 5th on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 7 yards per play for a total of 448 yards per game, ranking them 1st in the league on offense. The Falcons get an average of 24 first downs per game, which ranks 2nd. They average 60.7 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 16th in the NFL.
Atlanta allows an average of 313 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 29th in the league. Their defense overall allows 30 points per contest, which has them ranked 28th. They give up 31 completions on 44 attempts for a completion percentage of 70% per game. The Falcons allow 120 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 22nd in the NFL. Atlanta allows 433 total yards per game for an average of 6.2 yards per play, which ranks 30th in the league. They force 6.7 penalties for 60.3 yards in each contest, ranking 21st.
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Atlanta Betting Trends
Atlanta is 3-0-0 against the over/under this season
Atlanta has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/26/16 DT Vernon Butler Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/26/16 QB Cam Newton Ankle probable Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/25/16 LB Jeremy Cash Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/25/16 RB Jonathan Stewart Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/23/16 S Dean Marlowe Hamstring IR
08/31/16 WR LaRon Byrd Concussion IR
08/31/16 CB Leonard Johnson Ankle PUP
09/27/16 QB Matt Ryan Thumb probable Sunday vs. Carolina
09/26/16 LB De'Vondre Campbell Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/26/16 WR Mohamed Sanu Shoulder is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Carolina
09/22/16 LB Paul Worrilow Groin expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/02/16 WR Devin Fuller Shoulder IR
08/11/16 CB Jalen Collins Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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