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5 things every Falcons fans needs to know Tuesday

FLOWERY BRANCH — Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday about the Falcons (7-7), who play host the undefeated Carolina Panthers (14-0) at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

1. PRACTICE: The Falcons will not practice today.

2. PLAYOFF PRIMER: The Falcons have a really slim chance to make the playoffs.

4. POWER MOVES MEAN: Steve Cannon was named CEO of Falcons' owner Arthur Blank's for-profit businesses.  For the Falcons, the change means team president Rich McKay will report to Cannon, rather than to Blank. However, the leaders on the Falcons’ football operations side — head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff — will continue to report to Blank.

5. SERIES RECORD: This will be the 42nd regular season meeting between the Falcons and the Panthers. The Falcons lead the series, 24-17. The Panthers have won the past two games by a combined score of 72-3. The Panthers have won five of the past six meetings.

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The Atlanta Falcons snapped their six-game losing streak with a 23-17 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. CineSport's Courtney Fallon recaps the victory with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter.



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D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.