On the floor, the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons are groups that appear to be heading in reverse instructions.
With new head coach Matt Rhule on the sidelines, the Panthers are 3-Four however have performed shut in nearly each recreation this season. On the flip facet, Atlanta is 1-6, fired head coach Dan Quinn, and has misplaced three video games by epic collapses within the fourth quarter.
And but, when the 2 meet at Financial institution of America Stadium in Charlotte for Thursday Evening Soccer on FOX (kickoff at 8:20 p.m. EDT), they are going to be extra evenly matched than the information would present. And with the ability to predict the massive occasions of this recreation may enable you win $25,000 in FOX’s Tremendous 6 contest.
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What number of whole passing yards will Matt Ryan and Teddy Bridgewater have mixed within the first half?
The alternatives are: Lower than 230 yards, 230-240, 241-250, 251-260, 261-270 and 271+ yards.
Ryan continues to be probably the greatest passers within the recreation and he posted 338 passing yards in Sunday’s loss to Detroit. There’s nonetheless numerous receiver expertise across the Falcons quarterback which does assist.
Bridgewater and the Panthers offense is a bit more balanced as he threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday in a 27-24 loss at New Orleans. One quantity to bear in mind: the Falcons protection is permitting 8.7 yards per cross try proper now – the worst within the NFL coming into Monday night time. The Panthers’ 6.Three yards per cross try is the perfect within the league on protection.
How will the primary TD of within the 2nd half be scored?
The solutions are Falcons dashing, Falcons passing, Panthers dashing, Panthers passing, every other manner (which incorporates particular groups) and no touchdowns.
When these two groups met up three weeks ago- a 23-16 Carolina win in Atlanta- there have been no touchdowns scored within the second half as the sport changed into a area aim contest within the remaining 30 minutes. (There have been 4 area objectives.)
If there’s one alternative to bear in mind, take into account that the quick yardage conditions for each will doubtless see very conservative approaches that contain the run video games.
What number of whole sacks, interceptions and fumbles will there be within the recreation?
The alternatives vary in all places in between from 0-4, 5, 6, 7, Eight or 9+.
Again in Week 5, the groups mixed for 2 turnovers and two sacks on the sport. Each groups are center of the pack with regards to sacks- Bridgewater has been sacked 13 instances whereas Ryan has been wrapped up 15. Ryan has solely thrown three interceptions- tied for fifth within the NFL for fewest interceptions.
In different phrases, there’s not numerous underlying tendencies on this one to play.
How completely different gamers will rating a landing within the recreation?
The choices are 0, 1-2, 3, 4, 5 or 6+. Right here’s some completely different tendencies to bear in mind on this one. Atlanta doesn’t have a landing reception by a operating again this yr. Solely two RBs- Todd Gurley and Brian Hill- have dashing scores.
The Falcons haven’t any return touchdowns this season. 5 completely different Panthers have receiving touchdowns whereas 4 have dashing scores. Carolina additionally has no return scores. In different words- the pool could also be restricted until one thing adjustments.
What number of whole factors shall be scored within the recreation?
The alternatives are 40 or much less, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 56-60, and 61+
Carolina’s offense hasn’t been the identical with out Christian McCaffery, however that doesn’t imply it’s restricted. The Panthers are nonetheless in a position to stretch the sphere with DJ Moore on the surface and will reap the benefits of a porous Atlanta protection.
In the meantime, the Falcons lowest level whole of the season was 16 factors that they scored towards each Inexperienced Bay and Carolina. So a recreation that find yourself within the excessive 40s would appear doubtless.
Select group to win & by what number of factors
The Panthers- with an expanded playoff field- want this recreation to hold within the dialog for a wild card spot with the NFC South and NFC West seeming to dominate the dialog for that place. (The Bears/Packers runner up would additionally doubtless have a declare as nicely.)
After one other crushing loss and within the remaining recreation earlier than the commerce deadline within the NFL, it’s truthful to marvel how the Falcons on a brief week on the street reply.
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