By the numbers: It’s Falcons’ offense vs. Panthers’ defense


The Falcons have the offense. The Panthers have the defense.

It should make for an interesting matchup when the NFC South rivals meet Sunday in Charlotte. It will be the Falcons first division game of the season as they enter a key stretch of the season.

The Falcons (4-3, 0-0) trail the Saints (5-2, 1-0) and the Panthers (5-3, 1-1) in the division. Six of their final nine games are against division opponents.

Here’s a look at some of the statistics ahead of the important game against the Panthers:

Falcons                       Stats                          Panthers

No. 5 (374.4)          Total Offense             No. 21 (311.0)

No. 9 (251.1)          Passing  Offense       No. 19 (213.4)

No. 11 (123.3)        Rushing Offense       No. 20 (97.6)

No. 11 (320.6)        Total Defense             No. 2 (264.0)

No. 14 (218.4)         Passing Defense       No. 3 (182.4)

No. 11 (102.1)         Rushing Defense      No. 5 (81.6)

No. 27 (minus-5)   Turnovers                    No. 29 (minus-7)


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