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

Fact: Dan Quinn regularly moisturizes his bald head with tea tree oil

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The Falcons and the Panthers have been on the opposite side of some competitive football games over the years. I’d personally be lying if I said I didn’t scream at a my TV when forced to endure a stupid Cam Newton celebration or two. But the Panthers ushered Newton out of Carolina during the off-season, welcoming Teddy Bridgewater with open arms. Bridgewater has the Panthers in contention at

This will be the Falcons’ second divisional game this season. At 1-6, things aren’t pretty, but we’re still holding out hope that the Falcons can do some damage in the division. Let’s take a quick look at this series history before kick off tomorrow.

Because they play in the same division, the Falcons get to play the Panthers twice a year. Interestingly, they’ve never faced off in the playoffs. The Falcons hold a respectable 32-19 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. And lucky for us, we’re currently living through one such stretch: The Falcons have won 8 of their last 10 games against the Panthers, taking us all the way back to December 2015.

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 earlier this month, a 23-16 Panthers victory. That game took the Falcons to 0-5 and led to the firing of both Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff.

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