Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/3/12
Atlanta at Carolina Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Bank of America Field, Charlotte - TV: FOX; DirecTV: 705 *TV announcers: Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Kristina Pink *Keys to the game: The Falcons are finally settling into a groove with the ground game. RB Jacquizz Rodgers has had more carries than Michael Turner in each of the past two games, and his ability to cut back and hit holes quickly suits the Falcons' offense well. Atlanta had five runs of 12-plus yards against New Orleans last week, the type of explosive plays the ground game has lacked most of the season. The main concern remains pressure up the middle, which is where the Panthers will attempt to attack and get in QB Matt Ryan's face. Atlanta CB Chris Owens is coming off a strong game, but Panthers QB Cam Newton will test his side of the field if Asante Samuel is sidelined by a shoulder injury. Carolina's offense has been at its best when the Panthers keep the game close and hammer away with their ground game, but RB ...
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