Panthers-Falcons Week Six NFL Capsule

PANTHERS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER   20-12
STREAKS   4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Rivera: 0-0 Smith: 4-2
LAST WEEK L 30-27 vs. Saints L 25-14 vs. Packers
LAST GAME 1/2/11: Panthers 10 at Falcons
31. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan completes 22 of 32 pass attempts (68.8 percent) for
236 yards & 2 TDs as Falcons race to 21-0 lead en route to victory.
LAST GAME AT SITE 1/2/11
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, John
Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Car.), 93 (Atl.). XM: 226
(Atl.).

STATS

PASSING Newton (R): 113-194-1,610
(3C)-7-6-84.3
Ryan: 120-196-1,302-7-6-79.9
RUSHING D. Williams: 46-258-5.6-1 Turner: 84-360-4.3-4
RECEIVING S. Smith: 27-609 (1C)-22.6-3 White: 32 (T1C)-352-11.0-2
OFFENSE 428.2 338.4
TAKE/GIVE -2 -1
DEFENSE 366.2 383.4
SACKS C. Johnson: 4 Abraham, Sidbury: 2
INTs Martin: 2 DeCoud: 2
PUNTING Baker: 40.1 Bosher: 36.4
KICKING Mare: 34 (10/11 PAT; 8/10 FG) Bryant: 32 (11/11 PAT; 7/7 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: Total
(428.2 yards per game) & pass (311.6) offense rank 4th in NFC. Rookie QB
CAM NEWTON
averages 322 pass yards per game (1,610 yards). Is only player
in NFL history with 5+ pass (7) & 5+ rush (5) TDs in 1st 5 games. Ties for
3rd in NFL with 5 rush TDs, most among QBs & most among rookies…RB DE
ANGELO WILLIAMS
rushed for 115 yards, incl. 69-yard TD last week. Averaged
12.8 yards per carry (9 att.). In past 10 division games, has rushed for 1,192
yards (119.2 per game) & 10 TDs. In past 3 vs. Atl., has 353 scrimmage
yards (117.7 per game; 272 rush, 81 rec.) & 2 TDs. In 8 division games with
15+ att., RB JONATHAN STEWART has rushed for 782 yards (97.8 per game)
& 8 TDs. Panthers are 7-1 in those contests. In career, when Stewart has
15+ att., team is 14-3 (.824)…WR STEVE SMITH leads NFC with 609 rec.
yards. Had 54-yard TD last week & leads NFL with 4 rec. of 50+ yards. TE
GREG
OLSEN aims for 4th in row with TD catch. Had TD in last game
vs. Atl. (10/18/09 with Chi.)…DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 12 sacks in past
12. DE ERIC NORWOOD had sack & FF in last meeting…FALCONS:
QB MATT
RYAN has won all 3 home starts vs. Car., completing 60 of 86
(69.8 pct.) for 715 yards with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT for 109.4 rating. Falcons are
16-0 when Ryan has 100+ rating. Is 21-3 (.875) at home…In past 5 meetings, RB
MICHAEL TURNER
has 512 rush yards (102.4 per game) & 9 TDs. Since joining
Atl. in 2008, has 43 rush TDs, 2nd most in NFL. Has rushed for 2,218 yards
(96.4 per game) & 26 TDs in 23 home games with Atl.…WR RODDY WHITE
has 51 catches (6.4 per game) in past 8 meetings. Since start of 2007, has 403
receptions, 2nd most in NFC. TE TONY GONZALEZ has 1,096 catches &
needs 7 to move into 2nd all-time. WR JULIO JONES leads NFL rookies with
25 receptions & ranks 2nd with 358 rec. yards. WR-KR ERIC WEEMS had
55-yard PR-TD in last meeting…DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 3 games vs. Car. with
2 sacks. Has 104.5 sacks, 2nd most among active players. CB DUNTA ROBINSON
aims for 4th in row vs. Car. with INT or FR (2 INTs, FR).


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