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1-2, 2nd in NFC South
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Panthers should respond against Falcons (0:19)
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Panthers' problems not all on offensive line (0:58)
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FPI's game of the week: Panthers-Falcons

Not only does the battle in the Georgia Dome have the biggest playoff implications of any game this week, but its pregame matchup quality is Week 4's highest, per ESPN's Football Power Index. FPI game rater

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton vowed there won't be another no catch, one target game for wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin as there was on Sunday against Minnesota. "That can't happen," Newton said. "That can't happen. And if I'm speaking for it, that won't happen again. He's too good of a player."

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Panthers can take big step on Sunday

Carolina's playoff odds are just eighth in the NFC, but that could change in a hurry. If the Panthers beat the Falcons this week, their odds will jump to 56 percent, per Football Outsiders. Playoff odds (Insider)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he will roll with the running backs like he did last week. Cameron Artis-Payne started and split carries with Mile Tolbert and Jonathan Stewart.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera admitted he didn't watch all of the Monday night game involving this week's opponent, Atlanta, because he turned the channel to the Presidential debate.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said new safety Michael Griffin is a nine-year veteran that will adapt to Carolina's defense quickly.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the team is correcting the mistakes made on Sunday and "moving forward." Said there was enough blame to go around for everybody in the loss to Minnesota.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers' injury report: Nothing unexpected.

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Newton says stay tuned on what he will wear for pregame warmups (0:21)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said that Carolina was winning last year blew under the rug some of the mistakes the team made when it went 15-1 during the regular season. Says the 1-2 start to this season has been frustrating.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he has to do a better job of getting the ball out of his hands. That will reduce the sacks.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is back sitting among the media.

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Mike Tolbert unhappy with service he received at Motion Lab Tuning (0:25)
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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert was so unhappy with the recent service he got from Motion Lab Tuning that he paid the $3,900 bill in coins and waged a war against the company on social media. Now he is getting calls to do interviews with TMZ.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said Carolina's NFL high 31 third-and-6 and longer situations have to be a factor in quarterback Cam Newton being sacked and pressured so much this season.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan doesn't concern himself with critics that say the Falcons have put up big numbers against three opponents haven't been the best defensively. But he doesn't hesitate to call Carolina's defense that he will face on Sunday "excellent." He likes the Panthers' young secondary, saying, "good athletes that are confident and aren't afraid to make plays."

Panthers slip a bit in FPI rankings

Carolina was all the way up to No. 2 last week, but the Panthers fell out of the top five in ESPN's Football Power Index this week. Their odds to win the division remain favorable, however. FPI rankings

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Still no Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) at practice for the Panthers. Looks like he will miss a second game as expected.

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Addison among small-sample-size studs

Bill Barnwell dug into the stats to find players who have thrived in limited snaps, and Mario Addison's name stood out. He has a QB hit once every 18.4 chances since 2015, among the NFL's best rates. Small-sample-size studs

Team Stats

Passing Yards243.319th
Rushing Yards146.03rd
Points For25.312th
Points Against23.318th

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