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Falcons will face dangerous Panthers team without Grimes

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This week’s game in Carolina could be the key game in Atlanta’s final push for the playoffs.

At 7-5, the Falcons should be in the playoffs with three more wins. They have a road date in New Orleans, but it looks like they may not even have a chance to win the division.

They have home games against the Jaguars and Bucs. The Falcons have shown they are going to beat bad teams at home.

This week’s game in Carolina is trickier.

It’s Atlanta’s first time playing outdoors since Week Four. The Panthers are a dangerous 4-8 team because Cam Newton presents so many problems, and the Falcons will have to play without their best cornerback.

Coach Mike Smith has already ruled out Brent Grimes, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Panthers are the perfect “spoiler” team and will get their chances to pull of some upsets over the next month. They face the Falcons, Texans, and Saints down the stretch.

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21 Responses to “Falcons will face dangerous Panthers team without Grimes”
  1. dionoil says: Dec 6, 2011 11:08 AM

    If we can stop turner, atlanta is in trouble. That, however, is a massive ‘if’

  2. rajuncajun28 says: Dec 6, 2011 11:12 AM

    And, to think Peter King picked the FALCLOWNS to make the SB….ha, ha ha, ha ha ha….what a sad franchise…

  3. wheresmyjuice says: Dec 6, 2011 11:34 AM

    CAR has no defense. This game might be close in score but the outcome will never be in doubt.

  4. scra22 says: Dec 6, 2011 11:39 AM

    dionoil says:
    Dec 6, 2011 11:08 AM
    If we can stop turner, atlanta is in trouble. That, however, is a massive ‘if’
    ===
    Turner has been battling a groin injury and it made him miss several practices last week, even though he played Sunday. He hasn’t looked as effective the last two games. This could be beneficial as well for the Panthers.

  5. slammincamnewton says: Dec 6, 2011 12:09 PM

    Carolina held Blount to next to nothing last week. The D has steadily improved. Panthers will win out, get a WildCard at 8-8

  6. tshirttom says: Dec 6, 2011 12:10 PM

    The Panthers are looking to upset and they just might do it. Cam has been an eye-opener

  7. nagaswan says: Dec 6, 2011 12:20 PM

    His friends call him Grimey

  8. Fantasy Football Legend says: Dec 6, 2011 12:24 PM

    White and “burner” Turner will have something to say about that. Turner is gonna hav I say 127 yards and 2 TD’s “well I hope for my fantasy team lol”.

  9. buckhuckster says: Dec 6, 2011 12:46 PM

    Panthers?!? Dangerous?!? Thanks for the LOL, Greg.

    Trust me, I agree with this article but it’s just funny to see those two words in the same title.

  10. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 6, 2011 12:54 PM

    When has Peter King ever been right about preseason predictions?

  11. skippynj says: Dec 6, 2011 1:00 PM

    The fading falcons will continue to swoon… and there fan base will look for an excuse (ie, the refs, the schedule, that time of the month) as to why it happened, again, while their daddies GO MARCHING INto the playoffs for another ring.

  12. flapjackdaddy says: Dec 6, 2011 1:16 PM

    buckhuckster…

    Weren’t paying attention in 1996, 2003, 2005 and 2008?

  13. goawayeverybody says: Dec 6, 2011 1:30 PM

    A Falcons loss at Carolina would be DELICIOUS.

  14. cowartsh says: Dec 6, 2011 1:59 PM

    @ilovefoolsball Peter King picked the both super bowl teams last year and the winner

  15. rdawg911 says: Dec 6, 2011 2:24 PM

    Watch out for the Panthers next year and in the decades to come…..I suspect they will be ruling the NFC South.

  16. seatownballers says: Dec 6, 2011 2:34 PM

    Good thing atlanta gave up all those picks to get julio jones! Not even a game changer

  17. mlenenski says: Dec 6, 2011 3:45 PM

    Panthers are going to win out the season with carry over momentum into the playoffs with Cam Newton next year.

    Julio Jones has played so dumb lately he doesn’t know where the out-of-bounds is, or how much time is left….Falcons changed their offensive gameplan to get him involved based on nothing more than salary and spent draft picks. Giving up this much obviously made Roddy White suck his thumb in jealousy for weeks….and suck on purpose. Another stupid player.

    Ryan obviously hasn’t adjusted to the idea very well to the idea of throwing the ball downfield….Falcons would do better to draft no-name receivers with talent and trade White and/or Jones for the Andrew Luck or Griffin draft pick. Too many underperforming misfits.

    And Michael Turner has been gameplanned out of his job….and can’t get a yard on 4th down to save his life. Snellings has been running harder for months.

    Let’s face it Mike Smith isn’t an offensive coach….and he looks helpless at times as he whines about the calls, horrible cry baby. And his personel preferences of late have been rather dumb. The record shows it.

  18. rdawg911 says: Dec 6, 2011 4:34 PM

    Panthers are a sexy pick for next year, and the entire decade after that with CAM. Just have to get Beason and Davis back, and draft a DT and Corner! Panthers are going to dominate the division for a long time, while the Saints will be reduced to wildcard status

  19. roxy9408 says: Dec 7, 2011 1:34 AM

    Panthers who? Cmon they beat a Tampa bay team who played without their qb. Atlantas offense & defense are much better than carolina & superwoman newton…

  20. roxy9408 says: Dec 7, 2011 1:37 AM

    Panthers who??? They beat a Tampa bay team who played without their qb atlantas offense & defense are much better than cam newton & panthers

  21. roxy9408 says: Dec 7, 2011 1:44 AM

    Go back to week 6 2011 it says much more lmfao

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