Originally posted on Inside The Panthers  |  Last updated 10/16/11
   Observations after the Panthers' 31-17 loss in Atlanta on Sunday:   -- There wasn't much new for anyone to say in the Panthers' locker room, having been through the drill too many times already this season. Big plays, particularly on third down, were a familiar culprit.    Obviously, something needs to change for the Panthers to turn the near misses into victories but it's more a matter of execution than personnel, it seems. There's not a lot of shake-ups to be made on either side of the ball at the moment.    Maintaining a positive attitude -- so far head coach Ron Rivera has done that -- remains essential as does channeling the frustration in the right direction.   -- The schedule takes a turn for the better now for the Panthers. They play three straight home games with their off week scheduled after the second of those games.    There are no guarantees, obviously, but hosting Washington, Minnesota and Tennessee offers the hope of generating some positive momentum in a season t...
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