Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halftime thoughts on Falcons-Panthers

Atlanta and Carolina have played an interesting first half full on long scoring drives, with the Falcons leading 14-10 at halftime.

Carolina is having a hard time defending Michael Turner, who has 11 carries for 62 yards. The game has featured 3 TD drives of 80 yards or longer -- 2 by the Falcons, who are getting a controlled, no-mistakes passing effort from Matt Ryan.

Carolina actually has more yardage at halftime (193-165) but one play was the difference. Down 14-10 but with a first-and-goal at the Atlanta 10, Cam Newton tried to zing a pass into Steve Smith. Instead, it was tipped into the air by one Atlanta defensive back and intercepted by another.

At worst, without the turnover, Carolina would surely have gotten a field goal out of the drive.

One positive sign: On first-and-goal from the 1, Carolina ran Jonathan Stewart (instead of Newton) and he bulled his way in for the Panthers' only TD.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Damn. Almost 3 TDs. Slop and Flop need to consider joining Ringling Bros clown show.

Looking hopeless. Down she goes ...

Rivera better NOT wise up do something stupid like bench Slop and put All Pro Anderson in to start winning games.
Keep Slop at QB. Its a sure loss.
Teams love him.
Flop was quiet as a mouse in Hot Lanta.