Two days from now, the Falcons will be playing a game that will decide their playoff fate. No pressure, of course.
Both of these teams have played better of late, and both find themselves with losing records and slapdash rosters depleted by injuries and poor decisions. It's nothing less than a miracle that Carolina and Atlanta find themselves playing for a home playoff game, but the NFL is a strange and wondrous place at times.
The Falcons will hope they can overcome their latest injuries to Steven Jackson and William Moore to pull off a win at home. This one was flexed to the featured afternoon slot, so we'll all have the opportunity to watch it and (hopefully) enjoy it.
Let's hope the Falcons will fare well against their division rivals.
Falcons vs. Panthers Game Info
Game time: Sunday, December 28, 4:25 p.m. EST
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
TV Channel: CBS
Radio: 92.9 the Game and 790 the Zone
Prediction: Falcons win by 6
The Competition: Cat Scratch Reader
Series Record: 19-17 in favor of the Falcons