Panthers at Falcons NFL Week Four Capsule

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

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

PANTHERS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER   25-17
STREAKS 5 of past 7  
COACHES VS. OPP. Ron Rivera: 5-5 Dan Quinn: 1-1
LAST WEEK L 22-10 vs. Minnesota W 45-32 at New Orleans
LAST GAME 12/27/15: Panthers 13 at Falcons 20. Atlanta WR Julio Jones has 9 receptions for 178 yards & TD. Falcons LB Vic Beasley has sack & FF with 1:02 remaining in 4th quarter.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/27/15
REFEREE John Hussey
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Chris Spielman, Krista Pink (Field reporter).  Westwood One: Brandon Gaudin, Ross Tucker. SIRIUS: 83 (Car), 145 (Atl). XM: 380 (Car), 225 (Atl).

STATS

PASSING Cam Newton: 63-108-809-5-5-78.0 Matt Ryan: 73-103-970-7 (T3L)-1-119.0 (T1L)
RUSHING Fozzy Whittaker: 24-135-5.6-0 Devonta Freeman: 42-265-6.3-0
RECEIVING Greg Olsen (TE): 18-259-14.4-1 Jacob Tamme (TE): 14-154-11.0-1
OFFENSE 389.3 448.0 (1L)
TAKE/GIVE -2 +2
DEFENSE 273.3 (3L) 433.0
SACKS 6 tied: 1 3 tied: 1
INTs 4 tied: 1 Deion Jones (R), Desmond Trufant: 1
PUNTING Andy Lee: 51.3 (2L) Matt Bosher: 41.5
KICKING Graham Gano: 28 (7/8 PAT; 7/9 FG) Matt Bryant: 28 (10/10 PAT; 6/6/ FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON passed for 262 yards & had rush TD in Week 3. Had rush TD in last meeting. Has 32 career games with both pass TD & rush TD, most in NFL history…RB FOZZY WHITTAKER had rush TD in 12/13/15 meeting…WR KELVIN BENJAMIN had 9 receptions for 109 yards & TD in 11/16/14 meeting. WR TED GINN has 3 TDs in past 4 vs. Atl. TE GREG OLSEN has 5+ receptions in 4 of past 6. Had 6 receptions for 64 yards in Week 3…DE KONY EALY had sack in last meeting (12/28/14). DE LAVAR EDWARDS recorded 1st career sack last week. DE CHARLES JOHNSON has sack in 4 of past 6 vs. Atl. DT KAWANN SHORT has 4 sacks & 2 FF in past 2 vs. Atl. Has 5 sacks in past 4 vs. NFC South. LB THOMAS DAVIS had 10 tackles & sack last week. Has 1.5 sacks, 3 FF & 2 INTs in past 6 vs. NFC South. LB LUKE KUECHLY Since entering league in 2012, leads NFL in tackles (625). Had INT in 12/13/15 meeting. Led team with 13 tackles in Week 3. S KURT COLEMAN has INT in 3 of past 4 vs. NFC South…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN passed for 306 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for 5th in row vs. Car with 300+ yards. Ties for NFL lead with 119 rating…RB DEVONTA FREEMAN had career-high 207 scrimmage yards (152 rush, 55 rec.) & TD catch in Week 3. Rushed for 73 yards & TD in last meeting…RB TEVIN COLEMAN had career-high 3 rush TDs last week…WR JUSTIN HARDY aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. WR JULIO JONES had 9 receptions for 178 yards & TD in last meeting. Averaging 128.5 yards per game with 3 TDs in past 6 at home. WR MOHAMED SANU had 10 catches for 120 yards & TD in only meeting (10/12/14 with Cin). TE JACOB TAMME has 4+ receptions in 4 of past 5…DE DWIGHT FREENEY had sack in Week 3, 1st sack with Atl. Has 5 sacks in past 5. LB VIC BEASLEY had sack & FF in last meeting. LB SEAN WEATHERSPOON lead team with 10 tackles last week. CB DESMOND TRUFANT has sack in Week 3.


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