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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Nov. 14

Piping hot links to accompany your lukewarm coffee.

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Early morning Atlanta Falcons links have been proven to offset pre-work meeting anxiety and potentially stymie a post-caffeinated headache, so we’ve got a few of them right here for you to peruse as you begin your Thursday. Doctor-recommended, Falcoholic approved.

Panthers on deck for Week 11

With the Falcons’ entirely unexpected win over the Saints, they’re now poised to take on yet another divisional foe: The Carolina Panthers. That victory in New Orleans may have delayed Dan Quinn’s inevitable firing, although fans seem increasingly divided over what, if anything, Quinn can do to remain with the team beyond 2019.

Atlanta enters this matchup as 7-point underdogs on the road, but with definitely higher confidence on the heels of last Sunday’s massive win. Matt Ryan was held out of Wednesday’s practice for some precautionary rest, but he should to be good to go for Sunday.

Carolina sits at 5-4 and in second place in the NFC South, with all-world running back Christian McCaffrey leading the offensive charge. He would look pretty nice in an Atlanta uni, would he not?

To get some more intel on this week’s opponent, The Falcoholic’s Matt Chambers reached out to Cat Scratch Reader’s Walter Clement about the current state of the Panthers ahead of Sunday’s tilt.

Hooper to miss ‘about’ a month

A huge blow to the offense, as Atlanta tight end Austin Hooper will be sidelined ‘about’ a month with an MCL sprain that he took during Sunday’s game against the Saints. Hooper has emerged as one of the league’s top tight ends and one of Matt Ryan’s favorite targets, so this is obviously awful news for an offense beginning to hit its stride.

Austin Hooper leads the NFL in catches at the tight end position, and he will be sorely missed as he recovers from the sprain.

Younghoe Koo nets NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors

How about that for a debut? New Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo went a perfect 4/4 in field goals against the New Orleans Saints, including a 48-yarder late in the game, and was also 2/2 in extra points.

For that sterling performance, Koo was awarded NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Congratulations, Younghoe!

Scouting Kap

Colin Kaepernick has been out of the NFL for a few years now and is a polarizing figure in both the sports and cultural conversation. It was announced earlier this week that he would be working out at the Falcons’ facility in Flowery Branch, and now we know that a Falcons scout is planning to attend.

The Falcoholic Live Ep. 92

If you put other less important things ahead of The Falcoholic Live’s Wednesday weekly show, you should be ashamed of yourself. I’m here to admonish you on the internet. I’m also here to let you know that it’s available for a full replay watch right here. Just don’t let it happen again.