The Carolina Panthers are 4-3 and starting to turn some heads around the NFL, while the Atlanta Falcons have stumbled through the 2013 NFL schedule to a horrific 2-5 starts thanks to a litany of injuries at key positions. Either the Panthers will win their fifth or the Falcons will find a sliver of optimism when we watch Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers game live streaming online week 9 NFL Sunday Football on Fox by following the links presented below.
Cam Newton started the 2013 NFL season with more question marks about his abilities than answer. After a so-so start to the season, he has sprung to life over the past three games with a perfect record and stats second to none amongst his peers in the league. In those games, Newton has completed 77.3 percent of his passes, thrown six touchdown passes, totaled 667 yards, and put up a passer rating of 130.3. On top of that, he’s getting the job done on the ground including 50 yards running against Tampa Bay last week in a decisive 31-13 win over a team they should have – and did- beat.
The only downside to Newton’s big numbers and Carolina’s recent win streak is that those three teams they beat are a combined 4-18 on the year. Since Carolina has proven they can beat the lower rung of teams they should, a victory against a 2-5 Falcons squad falls right into their wheelhouse. The only caveat is the Falcons were not supposed to have a losing record. If anything, they were supposed to make a run for the Super Bowl.
Atlanta’s season keeps going from bad to worse and not all the woes are ones they can control. Free agent Steven Jackson didn’t play his first down until last week and could only reel off a total of six yards on 11 carries. As a result, quarterback Matt Ryan heaved up 61 passes to compensate for the inept running attack. Wide receiver Julio Jones is lost for the year, and receiver Roddy White is questionable with leg and ankle injuries after sitting the past two games. He did begin practicing this week and has had success against the Panthers in the past with four touchdowns in three games.
Ryan, Jackson and the rest of the Falcons offense will have a tough time moving the ball against the Panthers. Carolina’s defense has given up only 13.7 points per game thus far and allows 301.4 total yards per game. When it comes to stopping the run, Jackson will need to forget that they rank second in the league at allowing only 79.3 yards per game. When we watch the Falcons vs Panthers game online free live stream today, Ryan may end up throwing 50-plus passes again.
Atlanta’s defense is a easy ticket punch to at least 23 points in a game as they have yet to hold an opponent to fewer this season. Newton may end up running for 100-plus yards considering the Falcons have coughed up 562 yards on the ground over the past four games. At only six turnovers on the season, the Panthers should have an easy time of controlling the ball.
The Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers NFL week 9 Sunday Football game will get underway at 1pm EST / 10am PST and be televised on Fox in high definition (HD). Be sure to check out your local listings to find out exactly what channel Fox is where you live.
Fox doesn’t offer free live streaming for the Falcons at Panthers game that you can easily watch online, and please avoid the illegal stuff. You can watch the online live stream on Fox here as a DirecTV with Max subscriber on your phone, computer, iPad or other mobile gadget. With the injuries they’re dealing with, I can’t see the Falcons coming out on top unless Steven Jackson somehow breaks out and rushes for 100 yards. The odds of that happening are slim to none.