With the 2015-16 NFL Season now in Week 14 this Sunday the 13th of December we have an interesting match-up with the 2 NFC-South Rivals as the Falcons of Atlanta 6-6 take on the undefeated Panthers of Carolina 12-0 with the game being played at the Bank of American Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina with the kick-off scheduled for 1:05 PM ET and seen on FOX TV.
Those that Bet on NFL at a sportsbook need to know the early odds have the Panthers of Carolina listed as the favorites at -7 ½ -105 with the Over/under at 47 and -375 on the Money Line, while the Falcons were expected to be the underdogs at +7 ½ -115 and +315 on the ML.
As many say, it seems that presently the Panthers are unbeatable as they continued their win streak from 2014 and now have 16 straight wins that came with their close game on SNF with the Saints of New Orleans winning 41-38.
If you’re a fan of the 6-6 Falcons of Atlanta you are more than likely surprised at where your team stands at present as they had been a pre-season favorite in this division, and now things have gotten worse as they fell to their 5th straight loss against the Buccaneers this past Sunday. That loss is now their 6th of the ultimate 7 games after beginning the season with 5 wins.
In this game the Falcon seek to get their game back on track and break their losing streak, and to do that they will need to play a lot better offensively in the Red Zone to win. Against Tampa Bay the Falcons only managed to score in 1 of their 3 time in the Red Zone.
Thus, it will be up to QB M. Ryan to increase his efforts against the Panthers defense. Against Tampa Bay he completed 30 of his 45 passing attempts for some 270 yards and 1 TD along with 1 interception. They also need more output from WR J. Jones as in the Bucs game he had 8 catches for 92 yards which was his 100th reception for his 2nd consecutive season. He leads the League with 103 receptions for 1340 yards in his 12 game this season.
If you’re a strong fan of the 12-0 Panthers of Carolina you know your team is off to Atlanta containing their momentum after a close win last SNF beating the Saints of New Orleans 41-38, and with the win stay 2 games up on the Cardinals of Arizona for the best record in the NFC Division.
The fans expected QB C. Newton to lead in this victory, thus he completed some 28 of his 41 passing attempts for 5 touchdowns and some 332 yards, and that included a TD pass to J. Cotchery of 15 yards with just over a minute remaining in the game for the win. Now this was the 2nd time for QB Newton to score 5 touchdowns while passing over 300 plus yards in 1 game.
Now with the momentum on their side the Panthers they seek to remain undefeated and win over the Falcon on Sunday, and to do that, they need to eliminate the errors they made in the Saints game, like having 3 turnovers in the first half of the game, which entailed a fumble that the Saints returned for a TD, and a blocked extra point that was returned for 2 points for the Saints.
The sports betting prediction for the game is that the Panthers offensively will overpower the Falcons while defensively slowing their offense as the Panthers win the game 34-21.