A Panthers win would give the team head-to-head tiebreakers over the rest of the division. If the Falcons can come away with a victory, they would be back at .500 with a great shot at making the playoffs.
In Week 7, Carolina upset the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a few days after trading away two of their best offensive players. Meanwhile, Atlanta suffered a 35-17 blowout loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Despite what happened in Week 7, those around the NFL aren’t buying into the Panthers just yet. In our expert picks for Week 8, the Falcons are the clear favorites.
Tipico Odds: Falcons -105 (-4.5)
While everyone seems to be picking the Falcons, no one seems to be taking them by much. Atlanta’s secondary is banged up with three of four starters ruled out for Sunday’s game.
The question is whether the Panthers have enough offensive firepower to take advantage. We’ll find out at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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