Falcons vs. Panthers: Week 14 NFL Capsule

From NFL.com:

ATLANTA FALCONS (7-5) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (4-8)

SERIES

FALCONS

PANTHERS

SERIES LEADER

21-12

STREAKS

5 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Smith: 5-2

Rivera: 0-1

LAST WEEK

L 17-10 at Texans

W 38-19 at Buccaneers

LAST GAME

10/16/11: Panthers 17 at Falcons 31. Atlanta RB Michael Turner rushes for 139 yards & 2 TDs as Falcons outscore Carolina 17-0 in 4th quarter.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/12/10: Falcons 31, Panthers 10. Turner rushes for 112 yards & 3 TDs as Falcons defense records 5 sacks.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Ron Pitts, Jim Mora, Drea Avent (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 112 (Atl.), 125 (Car.). XM: 231 (Car.).

STATS

After the jump...

PASSING

Ryan: 266-441-3,154-19-12-85.2

Newton (R): 251-413-3,297-13-14-82.4

RUSHING

Turner: 233-992-4.3-8

D. Williams: 119-569-4.8-3

RECEIVING

White: 68 (3C)-881-13.0-5

S. Smith: 61-1,092 (T1C)-17.9-5

OFFENSE

363.5

397.6

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-3

DEFENSE

329.8 (3C)

363.0

SACKS

Abraham: 5

Johnson: 8.5

INTs

DeCoud: 3

Gamble, Martin: 3

PUNTING

Bosher (R): 40.9

Baker: 41.5

KICKING

Bryant: 89 (29/29 PAT; 20/21 FG)

Mare: 86 (29/30 PAT; 19/24 FG)

NOTES

FALCONS:

QB MATT RYAN aims for 4th win in row vs. Car. & has won 5 of past 6 meetings. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Car. with 100+ rating. Falcons are 20-0 when Ryan has 100+ rating. Has won 8 of past 10 Dec. starts…

RB MICHAEL TURNER has 5 100-yard games in past 6 meetings. Has rushed for 651 yards (108.5 per game) & 11 TDs in past 6 vs. Car. Since joining Atl. in 2008, has 47 rush TDs, 2nd most in NFL. When he has 23+ att., his teams are 21-1 (.955)…

WR RODDY WHITE has 6+ catches in past 4 at Car. Since start of 2007, has 439 rec., most in NFC.

TE TONY GONZALEZ had 7 catches for 100 yards last week. Has 66 receptions, his NFL-record 13th consecutive season with 60+ receptions. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3 meetings…

DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 107.5 sacks, 2nd most among active players. Had 2 sacks in last game at Car.

S THOMAS DE COUD aims for 3rd meeting in row with INT or FF.

LB CURTIS LOFTON had sack last week. In last meeting vs. Car. QB Newton, defense had 3 INTs & allowed 0 TD passes…

PANTHERS:

Offense averaging 397.6 yards per game (258.4 last year) & 260 pass yards per game (143.1)…

QB CAM NEWTON has 13 rush TDs, most all-time in season by QB. Last week, became 3rd player & 1st QB in NFL history with 3+ rush TDs, pass TD & reception in game. Has passed for 3,297 yards & is 4th rookie to pass for 3,000 yards (PEYTON MANNING, MATT RYAN, SAM BRADFORD)…

In past 2 at home vs. Atl., RB JONATHAN STEWART has rushed for 215 yards (107.5 per game) & 2 TDs.

RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS had 19 att. for 92 yards & had 30-yard reception in last home game vs. Atl…

WR STEVE SMITH ties for NFC lead with 1,092 rec. yards. Has 9,976 career rec. yards & needs 24 for 10,000.

WR LEGEDU NAANEEhad 19-yard TD catch last week.

Rookie WR-KR KEALOHA PILARES leads NFC with 29.3 KR avg.

TE GREG OLSEN aims for 3rd in row vs. Atl. with 5+ catches…

DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 16.5 sacks in past 19. Had sack in last meeting & has sack in 2 of past 3 vs. Atl.

Rookie DE THOMAS KEISER had sack & INT last week.

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