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Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons will take place on Sunday as the Falcons look to continue their good form into week 4. The game starts at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
This game could see early points scored; the Falcons are the only NFL team to have scored touchdowns on each of their opening drives this season, where as the Panthers oppositely are the only team to have given up touchdowns on every opponent's opening series so far this season.
All the stats point to an early score for the division leading Falcons. However, Carolina will be aware of this poor statistic and will be sure to do everything they can to avoid a fourth repeat. So far the team has allowed Tampa Bay, New Orleans and the New York Giants to score touchdowns on their opening drives against them.
In week 3 against the New York Giants, the Panthers allowed their New York opponents to score following an eight-play, 80 yard drive, which took just 3 minutes 22 seconds.
If they are to avoid more of the same they will have to cover the tight ends and running backs much better than they have to date. If they do concede early again against the Falcons there may be no coming back for Carolina.
If the Panthers are a team looking nervy with a 1-2 record, the Falcons with a 3-0 record are showing all the signs of a confident and solid unit that could go all the way this season.
The Falcons have been able to show their power in both running and passing offensive plays, and with such diverse armory they have a lot of options to call upon to take apart defenses.
Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons kicks off at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.