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That very much remains to be seen. That huge performance from Atlanta was precipitated by a number of small changes to the coaching staff and lineup that appeared to make a major difference on defense, but the offense was still not firing on all cylinders and the Saints made a number of frankly uncharacteristic mistakes. Asking them to put up that kind of performance for the second straight week on the road might be too much.
That said, this isn’t the Saints we’re talking about. This Panthers team isn’t a pushover by any stretch of the imagination, but they have holes that the Falcons figure to be able to take advantage of, from a weak run defense to a passing game led by a rather unproven young quarterback. The team we saw last week might be able to take advantage of that and steal one on the road. The team we’ve seen the rest of the season is going to get destroyed. It really is a question of which one shows up.
Either way, you’ll be watching! Here’s how you’ll do so.
Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers, Week 11
When: Sunday, November 17, 1 p.m. EST
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Announcers: Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale
Radio: 92.9 The Game; XM 228
Key Questions: Can the Falcons build on their impressive performance against the Saints and beat the strongly disliked Panthers on the road? Who is going to take Devonta Freeman and Austin Hooper’s target share? Can the defense hold Christian McCaffrey in check?
Prediction: Falcons win, 27-21
SB Nation Opposition Site: Cat Scratch Reader
2019 Falcons Schedule (2-7)
Week 1: @Minnesota Vikings — Loss
Week 2: vs. Philadelphia Eagles — Win
Week 3: @Indianapolis Colts — Loss
Week 4: vs. Tennessee Titans — Loss
Week 5: @Houston Texans —Loss
Week 6: @Arizona Cardinals — Loss
Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Rams — Loss
Week 8: vs. Seattle Seahawks — Loss
Week 9: BYE WEEK
Week 10: @New Orleans Saints — Win
Week 11: @Carolina Panthers — Sunday, November 17, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 12: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Sunday, November 24, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 13: vs. New Orleans Saints — Thursday Night Football, November 28, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Week 14: vs. Carolina Panthers — Sunday, December 8, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 15: @San Francisco 49ers — Sunday, December 15, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Week 16: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars — Sunday, December 22, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 17: @Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Sunday, December 29, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)