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The Falcons know the rematch with the Carolina Panthers could be treacherous.
The Falcons defeated the Panthers 31-17 on Oct. 16 when they intercepted rookie quarterback Cam Newton three times and running back Michael Turner rushed for 139 yards and scored two touchdowns.
"They've really done a nice job in evolving the offense over the season," Falcons coach Mike Smith said. "It's a much different offense from what we saw six weeks ago in terms of they really have a plan in how they want to use their weapons."
Newton broke Steve Grogan's record for rushing touchdowns and must be accounted for in the run game.
"Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams are starting to roll," Smith said. "They are running the ball very effectively and Steve Smith has over 60 catches. He's their No. 1 target."
In the previous meeting, the Falcons held Carolina's Steve Smith to five catches for 66 yards.
"He's probably the most comp...
BEST OF MAXIM
Steve Smith began this season with a bang, with five 100-yard receiving games in the Panthers' first half of the season.
Opposing defensive backs took notice, and started rolling extra coverage toward Smith.
Rookie quarterback Cam Newton is still looking Smith's way, but he's just not been as open as he was earlier in the year.
Newton targeted Smith six times in last...
Cam Newton has exceeded expectations this season, but his Panthers continue to serve as easy prey for opponents, something the rookie quarterback simply cannot accept.
I love the game we picked this week for our weekly NFL on FOX rivalry rant. In a Ron Pitts and Jim Mora special, it's Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers hosting Matt Ryan and the Falcons in a huge game for the 7-5 Falcons. The hatred runs deep between these division rivals. Cam Newton's had a magical rookie season. The Falcons are coming off of a brutal loss on the road...
QB: Alex Smith, 49ers
Smith's newfound effectiveness has been essential to San Francisco's turnaround; unfortunately, that success has failed to translate into the fantasy forum. Yet Smith submitted one of his finest games to date, tossing for 274 yards and two touchdowns in the Niners' 26-0 whoopin' of the Rams. San Fran's remaining slate features...
D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports from the Falcons practice facility on preparing for Cam Newton and the Panthers.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- To 16-year-old Katie Brown, Cam Newton really is Superman.
So when her hero ran across the end zone after his NFL record-setting 13th rushing touchdown Sunday at Tampa Bay and handed her the game ball, she was speechless and trembling with excitement.
"It was the most amazing moment," Brown said in a phone interview on Monday. For the game, she...
The 2011 Heisman Trophy will be awarded on Saturday night at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square, New York, NY. The five finalists will be Montee Ball (Wisconsin), Robert Griffin III (Baylor), Andrew Luck (Stanford), Tyrann Mathieu (LSU) (#HoneyBadger), and Trent Richardson (Alabama).
Cam or RG III?
Cam Newton- the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner, 2010 National Champion...
Ray Lewis basically killed me (too?) with this joke he sent to Blindside, that Blindside tweeted out late Wednesday night: