Found September 27, 2012 on Football Nation:
Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta FalconsA tale of two teams, the Falcons' offense is firing on all cylinders while the Panthers' offense is sputtering at best.The Falcons have dominated every game they have played up to this point on their way to 3-0 and their best start in eight seasons.The Panthers, however, have stumbled out of the gates, currently sitting at 1-2, the offense doesn't seem to be on the same page yet this season.Carolina Panthers (1-2): Cam Newton seemed to be as low as you can get after last week's Thursday night defeat against the New York Giants.Many are questioning his maturity and his ability to be a team player. It may be a little early to think that way and he will recover, but not his week. The Falcons' defense have not allowed many fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.DeAngelo Williams has been playing as the feature back in the Panthers' backfield but with Jonathan Stewart slated to return this week the running back by committee is i...

Editorial cartoon mocks Cam Newton

A Charlotte paper's editorial cartoon depicts Cam Newton doing his 'Superman" celebration but the Man of Steel's "S" has been replaced by something far less complimentary.

Cam Newton's attitude is nothing to worry about

Thursday was not Cam Newton’s night. In what could have been a coming out party for the “In Cam We Trust” era of Panthers football, the team turned in one of the most unwatchable games in team history. The team was completely outplayed, out coached, and out smarted en route to a shameful 36-7 loss. Cam played what could easily be described as the worst game of his life, throwing...

Panthers LB Beason back to practice, might play

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says star linebacker Jon Beason is back at practice but questionable for Sunday's game at Atlanta. The three-time Pro Bowl player sat out most of the week with shoulder and knee problems. He practiced on a limited basis Friday. Rivera says he'll see how Beason recovers from practice before deciding at game time if he'll suit up. If Beason can...

Cam Newton downplays Smith's criticism

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Like brothers, Cam Newton and Steve Smith have already moved on after a brief moment of not seeing eye to eye. Newton downplayed the criticism he received last week from Smith, saying he and his Pro Bowl receiver are still "on good terms" entering Carolina's showdown at Atlanta on Sunday. Smith told reporters last week he chided Newton on the...

Abraham apologizes for actions that led to arrest

Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham has apologized publicly for his arrest on obstruction of justice charges. Abraham was arrested Monday night when Atlanta police and firefighters were trying to calm a woman who was threatening to jump from a midtown building window. The four-time Pro Bowl pick was charged with two misdemeanors. He said Thursday that ''sometimes...

Dominant Ryan leads way for Falcons

Matt Ryan owns the best passer rating in the NFL, and his unbeaten Atlanta Falcons are off to their best start in eight seasons. Cam Newton is enduring a start to his second season with the Carolina Panthers that has been so difficult that he has been forced to deny that he is seeing a therapist. Ryan and the Falcons have already built a two-game cushion atop the NFC South and...

Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons: Week 4 NFL Pick

Carolina Panthers (1-2) at Atlanta Falcons (3-0) The Carolina Panthers looked terrible on national television last week, turning the ball over 5 times en route to a 36-7 home loss to the Giants. The Falcons, meanwhile, looked great last week, forcing 4 turnovers, while committing only one of their own, en route to a 27-3 road win in San Diego. The Falcons are 3-0 with wins over Denver...

Patriots bring in former Panthers DL Terrell McClain

Eight days after working out with the Patriots, former Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Terrell McClain signed on with New England, while rookie DL Marcus Fortson was released. McClain was a 2011 third round pick (65th overall) by Carolina and was cut by them on September 2 during final cuts period. Last season in his rookie [...]

Julio Jones Fully Practices Friday

Atlanta wideout Julio Jones (hand) had a full practice on Friday and should be ready to go on Sunday.Fantasy Spin:There never was any doubt whether Jones would play as he suffered the hand injury in the game against the Chargers and came back into that game. Jones has three touchdown catches but he hasn't exploded since Week 1. Matt Ryan has been very even-handed in his distribution...

Atlanta Falcons No. 1 in our Quality Stats Power Rankings

The top two spots in the Power Rankings have flip flopped, with Atlanta surpassing Houston for NFL supremacy. Below them, all hell has broken loose.
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