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.
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.