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Panthers-Falcons Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-12-26 12:19

CAROLINA (11-4) at ATLANTA (4-11)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Panthers by 8

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Carolina 9-6, Atlanta 6-9

SERIES RECORD - Falcons lead 23-14

LAST MEETING - Panthers beat Falcons 34-10, Nov. 3, 2013

LAST WEEK - Panthers beat Saints 17-13; 49ers beat Falcons 34-24

AP PRO32 RANKING - Panthers No. 4, Falcons No. 25

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (11), PASS (28)

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (2), PASS (7)

FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (32), PASS (6)

FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (31), PASS (25)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Panthers clinch NFC South and first-round bye with win. ... Carolina seeking first division title since 2008. ... Since division realignment in 2002, no NFC South team has won back-to-back titles. Falcons won division in 2012. ... QB Cam Newton first NFL player to have more than 50 TDs passing with more than 25 TDs rushing in first three seasons. Newton has 62 TD passes, 28 TDs rushing. . WR Steve Smith expected to miss game with left knee sprain. Smith needs 55 yards for 10th season with at least 800 yards receiving. ... TE Greg Olsen has TDs in last four games against Atlanta. ... WR Brandon LaFell averaging 27.1 yards for 13 career TD catches. ... CB Drayton Florence returned INT 38 yards for TD in win over Falcons on Nov. 3. ... LBs Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly had INTs in last game against Falcons and last week's win over Saints. ... Kuechly leads NFL with 310 tackles since beginning career in 2012. His 24 tackles last week tied for most in NFL since 1994. ... DE Greg Hardy had three sacks last week and has 20 in last 24 games. ... Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez to play in final game before retirement. Gonzalez fifth in NFL history with 15,071 yards receiving. Has caught passes in 210 consecutive games, second-longest streak in NFL history behind Jerry Rice (274). ... Gonzalez leads team with 79 catches, eight TDs. ... QB Matt Ryan 5-0 at Georgia Dome against Panthers. ... Ryan has third straight season with more than 4,000 yards passing (4,235). ... WR Roddy White had best game of 2013 with 12 catches for 141 yards and TD against 49ers last week, but will have franchise-record streak of six-straight 1,000-yard seasons end. White has four TDs in last three games against Panthers. ... WR Harry Douglas has first 1,000-yard season (1,009). ... Undrafted rookie LB Paul Worrilow leads team with 114 tackles. Rookie CB Desmond Trufant leads team with 16 pass deflections. ... Undrafted rookie LB Joplo Bartu has 79 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks.

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AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

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