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Falcons vs. Panthers Week 9 open thread, key info and tracker

Welcome to Week 9’s big matchup, with significant divisional implications.

Atlanta Falcons v Carolina Panthers Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

We’re here! Kickoff should be happening very soon, and then we’ll get to see if the Falcons are up to the task of beating the Carolina Panthers and earning their fifth win of the season.

No further preamble necessary, given that you all know the stakes and probably have already settled into the couch with a beverage and your nerves a-janglin’. Let’s do this, and go Falcons!

Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers Week 9

Time: Sunday, November 5th, 1:00 p.m. EST

Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

TV Channel: FOX

Announcers: Booth: Joe Buck & Troy Aikman oh no

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Odds: The Falcons are underdogs by 1.5 points

Prediction: Falcons lose, 24-23

Key Questions: Will the Panthers offense be able to open things up without Kelvin Benjamin? Can the Falcons’ run defense keep the good times rolling against a weak opponent? Will the Panthers defense dominate Atlanta’s offense, or merely inconvenience it?

SB Nation Opposition Site: Cat Scratch Reader

Twitter: @TheFalcoholic