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There’s a reason Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen wants to get into broadcasting after his NFL career: Sometimes, he just has a way with words.
Olsen showed off that skill following the Panthers’ 29-3 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11. After the game, Olsen called Carolina’s performance “a comedy of terrible football.”
He’s not wrong. Carolina’s offense looked punchless against a Falcons defense that has been vulnerable most of the year. Quarterback Kyle Allen deserves a fair amount of the blame after throwing four interceptions in the loss. Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore had strong outings, but that was about it.
There’s a chance the Panthers’ loss won’t look so bad in a few weeks. After looking abysmal to open the season, the Falcons’ defense has shown signs of life in recent weeks. Following their Week 9 bye, the Falcons have given up a total of 12 points in two games. In Week 10, the team allowed just nine points in a major upset over the New Orleans Saints.
With the loss, the Panthers fell to 5-5 on the season. The team must find a way to bounce back when it takes on the Saints in Week 12. Another loss could crush the team’s playoff hopes.
Panthers fans won’t be laughing if that happens.
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