Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/6/12

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 07: Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 7, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
The Falcons (11-1) are coming off an emotional win last Thursday against the hated New Orleans Saints (5-7).  In that game, the Falcons defense was able to force Drew Brees into 5 interceptions and held the Saints to a season-low 13 points.  They also managed to break Brees' streak of consecutive games with a passing score.The Falcons are hoping to take this momentum into their next match up against the NFC South division rival Carolina Panthers (3-8).  The Panthers are led by the explosive Cam Newton who has played his best ball of the 2012 season over his last few games.  Over his last 3 contests, Newton has thrown for 790 yards and 6 touchdowns.  He has also added 170 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns over that span.  Unfortunately for the Panthers, they are 1-2 in those three games.Newton is an electrifying player and he showed that in his first game against the Falcons this year.  In that game, Newton threw for 215 yards and 2 touchdowns as well as rushing for a season-high...
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