FLOWERY BRANCH -- Here are five things you need to know Thursday about the Falcons (6-6), who play at Carolina (12-0) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.
1. PRACTICE TODAY: The Falcons have a morning walk-through followed by practice that is scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m. Falcons coach Dan Quinn will be at the podium before practice at 12:10 p.m. followed by an open locker room session.
3. FALCONS FAN MAILBAG TODAY!!!!: Get your questions ready to discuss the Falcons and this week's battle with the Panthers at 11 a.m. to 12 noon today.
4. ARMSTRONG TO SPEAK: Special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong will have an update on how Devin Hester played and how they can improve the blocking for him.
5. RYAN STILL DEVELOPING: Carolina coach Ron Rivera said he felt Matt Ryan was still developing in the new offense.
GAME COVERAGE -- BUCCANEERS 23, FALCONS 19