Loudest NFC South stadium?

Believe it or not, Bank of America Stadium, which is known for its laid-back, wine-and-cheese crowd, is the hardest place to play in the NFC South.

At least when it comes to false-start penalties, opposing teams are getting called for them more often in Carolina’s stadium than anywhere else in the division. Opponents have averaged 2.5 false starts in Bank of America Stadium. Only four stadiums in the league have higher averages, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium is next in the NFC South. Opponents average 2.0 false starts a game and that’s tied for 11th in the league.

Surprisingly, the Superdome and Georgia Dome aren’t causing opponents problems when it comes to false starts. Those two stadiums each average one false-start penalty by opponents per game.