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Falcons vs. Panthers odds: the Falcons are now favored in Sunday's game

Fact: Cam Newton's ribs are held together by duct tape, liquid paste, and hemp twine

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Vegas odds are always interesting to watch. With big money at stake, you have to respect what Vegas is thinking. They know things, like where to find your best friend after a bachelor party you can't remember.

Maybe you don't gamble. Respect. But even if you're not a betting man, the odds for the Falcons upcoming game against the Panthers are noteworthy.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Big $$ coming in heavily on Atlanta now. Panthers were -2.5 and now Falcons favored by 1. &#10;Cam Newton gonna sit out, <a href="https://twitter.com/billvoth">@billvoth</a>/<a href="https://twitter.com/jjones9">@jjones9</a>?</p>&mdash; Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) <a href="https://twitter.com/jasonrmcintyre/status/532987825675722753">November 13, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

There are a couple things swinging the odds in our favor. First, the condition of the Panthers' offensive line. Did you watch that Monday night game? Cam Newton isn't 100 percent, but a lackluster offensive line had him playing for his life. Literally.

Second, the Falcons finally won a game. Against all odds, they have something to play for on Sunday. With a win and a Saints loss, the Falcons seize control of the NFC South. It's no longer a meaningless game for them. Combine that with the Panthers' pitiful Monday night showing and the momentum pendulum is definitely leaning our way.

Discuss.