Atlanta Falcons: 3 Bold predictions vs. Panthers, Week 11

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Before the Atlanta Falcons square off against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11, here are three bold predictions for the Falcons on Sunday.

The Atlanta Falcons will come into the Week 11 slate of games around the league in the 2019 NFL season riding a high from a thrilling and surprising upset win a week ago in Week 10 of the year. The Falcons head into the fresh week this Sunday after putting together an impressive victory over the New Orleans Saints last Sunday afternoon on the road, taking down the Saints, 26-9.

In the game a week ago, the Falcons went into New Orleans and topped one of the more dominant teams in the NFC and all of the NFL, holding the Saints without a touchdown en route to the victory.

After maintaining a 13-6 lead going into halftime of the game on the road, Atlanta outscored New Orleans 13-3 in the second half of the game while putting up 13 points down the stretch to seal the deal and end their then six-game losing streak. The loss for the Saints put a halt to their then six-game winning streak.

The Falcons come into Week 11 on Sunday afternoon with yet another tough road contest against an NFC South opponent, facing off against the Carolina Panthers.

Atlanta comes into the game having riding the high of a victory a week ago while maintaining a 2-7 record on the season to this point. The Falcons still remain at the bottom of the NFC and in the league standings in general, sitting behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6 overall), Panthers (5-4) and the Saints (7-2) atop the division.

While Atlanta looks to secure its third win of the year and maybe even steal another big divisional victory for the second straight week, the Panthers will come into the game looking to bounce back after falling to the Green Bay Packers last weekend in Week 10.

Carolina comes into the matchup against the Falcons at 5-4 overall this season, most recently losing to the Packers in Green Bay last weekend 24-16 after failing to score a game-tying touchdown late in the fourth quarter to fall for the third time in four contests.

The Panthers sit second in the NFC South standings, trailing only the Saints while sitting in front of the Buccaneers and Falcons in the division.

Before Atlanta travels to Carolina to try and grab its second win in a row this season, let’s dive into three bold predictions that will take place for the Falcons while they continue to try and ride their positive streak in the second half of the regular season.