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Falcons vs. Panthers: a quick look at the series history

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The Falcons and the Panthers have played some heated football games over the years. And who among us hasn’t screamed at the television after one of Cam Newton’s dabs or infuriating first down celebrations.

Let’s take a quick look at this series history before kick off tomorrow.

The Falcons get to play the Panthers twice a year. Interestingly, they’ve never faced off in the playoffs. The Falcons hold a respectable 31-18 lead in this series.

Historically, there have been stretches where the Falcons simply dominated the Panthers. For example, between 1998 and 2004, the Falcons won 12 of the 15 games they played against the Panthers. Along those same lines, the Falcons have won 7 of their last 8 games against the Panthers, taking us all the way back to December 2015. But let’s be kind, because when your franchise quarterback has a career completion percentage of 59.6, winning games is hard.

The Falcons and the Panthers first played on September 3, 1995; the Falcons won that game in overtime, 23-20. The last time these two teams faced off was November 17, 2019; the Falcons won that game, 29-3. Matt Ryan put up a solid line, going 21 of 31 for 311 passing yards and 1 touchdown. The Falcons terrorized fill-in quarterback Kyle Allen during that game, intercepting 4 of his passes.

Your thoughts about this fun-filled series history, Falcoholics?