During the week leading up to Sunday’s game against the Falcons, several members of the Panthers made it clear that they hadn’t forgotten Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s message to them after the Falcons pulled out a win in their first matchup of the season.
Ryan was caught on camera telling the Panthers to “get the f— off our field” after pulling out a 30-28 win. The Panthers got a 30-20 win on their home field on Sunday and didn’t forget what happened back in September during the first meeting.
Defensive end Greg Hardy sent the same message to the Falcons after the game, which he helped hype up during the week by saying that he thought the Panthers were a better team than the Falcons. Hardy did his best to back up that statement with a pair of sacks in Sunday’s game.
“You talk like that, you write that check. He cashed it,” defensive end Charles Johnson said, via Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer. “That’s all you can do. You put it out there, you just back it up. And he did it.”
We’ll have to wait until next season to find out who will send the next profane eviction notice in this rivalry.