09/16/2018 – Carolina vs Atlanta – Football Preview

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Carolina vs Atlanta

8:00 PM – September 16, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

LINE:

CURRENT:

ATL -6

TOTAL:

44.5

OPENING:

ATL -5

TOTAL:

44

PAT’S THOUGHTS:

Love Atlanta in this spot.  When it is all said and done, they are the team to beat in the NFC, and are especially strong at home.  Atlanta has 3 extra days rest.  You can’t deny they had a problem getting the ball in the end zone vs Philly though, and Carolina is another good defense.  More on the Panthers – I am just not a fan of Cam.  He is a fantastic runner, but inconstant as a passer.  He also has very poor offensive weapons.  Atlanta is 8-2 in their last 10 home games vs Carolina, and has covered in all 8 wins.  7 of those 8 wins have been by more than a TD.  Finally, 56% of the bets are on Atlanta, but 89% of the early money.  Big money is backing ATL.

Schedule:

Carolina

DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

LINE

TOTAL

September 9, 2018

vs Dallas

W 16-8

W -2.5

U 42.5

September 16, 2018

@ Atlanta

September 23, 2018

vs Cincinnati

September 30, 2018

BYE WEEK

October 7, 2018

vs New York Giants

October 14, 2018

@ Washington

October 21, 2018

@ Philadelphia

October 28, 2018

vs Baltimore

November 4, 2018

vs Tampa Bay

November 8, 2018

@ Pittsburgh

November 18, 2018

@ Detroit

November 25, 2018

vs Seattle

December 2, 2018

@ Tampa Bay

December 9, 2018

@ Cleveland

December 17, 2018

vs New Orleans

December 23, 2018

vs Atlanta

December 30, 2018

@ New Orleans

Atlanta

DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

LINE

TOTAL

September 6, 2018

@ Philadelphia

L 12-18

L 1

U 44.5

September 16, 2018

vs Carolina

September 23, 2018

vs New Orleans

September 30, 2018

vs Cincinnati

October 7, 2018

@ Pittsburgh

October 14, 2018

vs Tampa Bay

October 22, 2018

vs New York Giants

October 28, 2018

BYE WEEK

November 4, 2018

@ Washington

November 11, 2018

@ Cleveland

November 18, 2018

vs Dallas

November 22, 2018

@ New Orleans

December 2, 2018

vs Baltimore

December 9, 2018

@ Green Bay

December 16, 2018

vs Arizona

December 23, 2018

@ Carolina

December 30, 2018

@ Tampa Bay

INJURY REPORT:

Carolina

DATE

POSITION

PLAYER

INJURY

STATUS

September 12, 2018

Greg Olsen

Foot

Out

September 12, 2018

T

Daryl Williams

Knee

Out

September 9, 2018

WR

Curtis Samuel

Heart

Questionable

September 9, 2018

LB

Luke Kuechly

Leg

Questionable

September 6, 2018

LB

Thomas Davis

Suspension

Suspended

September 4, 2018

S

Damian Parms

Shoulder

Out

September 4, 2018

T

Matt Kalil

Knee

Out

September 4, 2018

CB

Ross Cockrell

Leg

Out

September 4, 2018

RB

Elijah Hood

Knee

Out

September 4, 2018

WR

Fred Ross

Hip

Out

September 4, 2018

T

Jeremiah Sirles

Hamstring

Out

September 4, 2018

CB

Kevon Seymour

Shoulder

Out

August 3, 2018

RB

Fozzy Whittaker

Knee

Out

Atlanta

DATE

POSITION

PLAYER

INJURY

STATUS

September 11, 2018

LB

Deion Jones

Undisclosed

Out

September 11, 2018

RB

Devonta Freeman

Knee

Probable

September 9, 2018

G

Ben Garland

Calf

Questionable

September 9, 2018

CB

Blidi Wreh-Wilson

Shoulder

Questionable

September 9, 2018

CB

Isaiah Oliver

Ankle

Questionable

September 9, 2018

S

Keanu Neal

ACL

Out

Statistics:

Carolina

OFFENSE:

SEASON

RANK

DEFENSE:

SEASON

RANK

Total Yards

293

28

Total Yards

232

4

Passing Yards

146

28

Passing Yards

138

3

Rushing Yards

147

6

Rushing Yards

94

10

Points

16

25

Points

8

3

Turnovers

1

15

Turnovers

1

15

Atlanta

OFFENSE:

Season

Rank

DEFENSE:

Season

Rank

Total Yards

299

26

Total Yards

232

3

Passing Yards

225

18

Passing Yards

119

2

Rushing Yards

74

27

Rushing Yards

113

15

Points

12

29

Points

18

10

Turnovers

1

9

Turnovers

1

9


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