There are really not enough words to describe how awfully putrid the Carolina Panthers were today, at home, against a 2-7 Atlanta Falcons team.
The Falcons completely whipped the Panthers’ asses in all three phases of the game. Full stop. There isn’t a single thing the Panthers could have done to avoid this result today. “Play better” isn’t even a good starting point. The entire team — save for Luke Kuechly, DJ Moore and Christian McCaffrey — was either mediocre, bad, or just plan awful.
Kyle Allen was garbage today. There’s no nice way to say it. He was 31-of-50 for 325 yards, but with no touchdowns and FOUR interceptions. Several of which when the Panthers were in scoring position. Several of which that were either horrible throws or terrible decisions or a combination of the two.
I don’t know if Cam Newton is going to come back healthy in 2020 and I don’t know if the Panthers are going to move on from him or not, but I do know that Kyle Allen is not the answer at quarterback. He is not the future. The league has already figured him out, and if the Panthers continue to roll with him beyond 2019 they’re going to regret it.
Why the Panthers didn’t take a look at Will Grier today is something I’ll never understand. They used a third round pick (No. 100 overall) to bring him in, and on a day when Allen clearly didn’t have the answers they failed to put him out there to evaluate what he has (or doesn’t have). It just doesn’t make any sense.
Heads should roll following a loss like this. The Panthers were blown out at home by a 2-7 team. If David Tepper was as upset following the shellacking by the San Francisco 49ers, then this loss should be the tipping point where he steps in and does something. I don’t know if Ron Rivera has lost the locker room or not because I’m not in there, but he’s clearly lost the ability to adjust on the field when things aren’t going right — if he ever had that ability at all.
I don’t know what else to say at this point. The Panthers are now 5-5 and have a Week 12 matchup with the New Orleans Saints next Sunday. I’m not sure they’ll leave New Orleans with a 6-5 record, but crazier things have happened. I just hope we don’t have to sit through the same kind of shitshow we witnessed today, because frankly I don’t know if any of us can take much more of that.
I know you’re probably angry and searching for answers right now, so sound off with your thoughts, Panthers fans.
Final score: Panthers 3 Falcons 29
Palardy punts and that’s gonna pretty much do it with 0:11 left.
Hey, it’s 4th-and-long again.
CMC is finally out of the game.
Two minute warning: Panthers 3 Falcons 29
Hey the defense forced a punt!
LOL another interception. It’s comical at this point.
The Panthers are trying to drive late, but it’s not gonna do much to change the narrative of this game.
DJ Moore and Christian McCaffrey have played well today. At least we have that.
The Falcons settle for a field goal. Panthers 3 Falcons 29
They’re unable to stop them on 2nd-and-goal, but they’re bailed out by a holding call.
It’s 2nd-and-goal for the Falcons after the defense successfully prevents the touchdown on 1st-and-goal.
It’s 3rd-and-10, but that doesn’t matter as the Falcons pick up the first.
Ryan to Ridley for another big gain. Sigh.
FIELD GOAL PANTHERS: Slye’s kick is good so at least we scored. Panthers 3 Falcons 26
It’s 4th-and-7 so the Panthers will try to avoid the shut out with a field goal.
And he tried again but the defender just batted it away.
Well, he tried to throw a pick in the end zone but the defender dropped it.
The Panthers are in field goal range, but the last two times that’s happened Allen has thrown interceptions. Let’s see what happens this time.
End of 3rd quarter: Panthers 0 Falcons 26
It’s probably too little, too late though.
It looks like the Panthers have an actual drive going right now, which is nice.
The Panthers are going for it on 4th-and-1 and they do not get it. CMC is stuffed at the line and the Falcons take over on downs. This game cannot end soon enough.
And look, they scored another touchdown. This time it’s Calvin Ridley. Can this game end already? The Falcons go for two and fail to convert. Panthers 0 Falcons 26
Oh look, the Falcons are in a goal-to-go situation.
And guess what? They got the 1st down on the QB sneak. Amazing how that play works on short yardage...
The Falcons are going for it, though.
Hey, the Panthers got a stop on 3rd-and-1.
And they don’t convert as Allen is sacked.
The Panthers are going for it on 4th-and-5 instead of kicking a 52-yard field goal.
And now it’s 3rd-and-12 after a screen to Bonnafon doesn’t work.
2nd-and-14 after a holding penalty.
Allen dumps it off to CMC for another 23 yards. They should keep running that play.
CMC picks up a first down with an 18-yard carry.
Kyle Allen’s first pass is almost picked off. Yikes.
And we’re back for the second half. The Panthers start on offense.
Halftime: Panthers 0 Falcons 20
Seriously, play Will Grier.
LOL and of course Allen throws another interception.
Hey! Allen finds Jarius Wright for a big 1st down!
Hey guess what? It’s 4th down again.
And that play is followed up by a sack on Allen. Big yikes.
Hey! A big play to DJ Moore! 32 yards and a 1st down!
As expected, the Falcons punch it into the end zone. The XP is good. Panthers 0 Falcons 20
And then there’s a roughing the passer penalty that puts the ball on the 1-yard line. Yikes.
LOL Ryan fires deep to Julio Jones and you know what happened. Luke Kuechly was in coverage, so yeah... you know what happened.
Two minute warning: Panthers 0 Falcons 13
The Falcons pick up a big chunk on 2nd down but get called for an ineligible receiver downfield and it doesn’t count. It’s 2nd and 15.
Barner muffs the punt but recovers it quickly.
(The Panthers didn’t get it.)
And now it’s 3rd-and-21
LOL of course there’s a penalty on the play. It’s a chop block on Trai Turner and now it’s 2nd-and-24 instead of 1st-and-10.
The Panthers didn’t go 3-and-out, so that’s nice.
The Falcons are going to settle for a field goal on 4th down. It’s good. Panthers 0 Falcons 13
But wait, it’s overturned on review!
And of course, the Falcons score a touchdown.
Big 3rd down here. 13-0 vs 17-0 is huge right now.
The Falcons are moving the ball at will right now. This could get ugly.
I think it’s time to look at Will Grier.
LOL Kyle Allen just threw a pick into the end zone. LOLOLOLOLOL
The Panthers pick up the 1st down on 4th-and-2.
ALL ABOARD THE RIVERBOAT
The Panthers fail to convert on 3rd down again. They are 0-fer so far today.
End of 1st quarter: Panthers 0 Falcons 10
LOL Kenjon Barner just returned the punt for a touchdown. The XP is good. This is comical. Panthers 0 Falcons 10
It’s quickly 3rd and long again, and Allen gets sacked again. Sigh.
Allen found Bonnafon open down field and he can’t come up with it. You have to make that catch.
WE GOT A FIRST DOWN!
The punt lands in the end zone for a touchback.
Oh man Shaq Thompson had a pick-six and couldn’t come up with it. It’s 4th down though, so at least there’s that.
And Allen gets sacked on 3rd down. At least he didn’t throw a pick this time.
Christian McCaffrey hit 1000 rushing yards on the season though, so that’s nice.
It’s quickly 3rd down again.
And the kick is no good! Panthers 0 Falcons 3
SACK! Mario Addison takes Ryan down and forces the Falcons to settle for another field goal attempt.
It’s 3rd down again.
The Falcons are penalized for an ineligible receiver downfield on 1st down.
You probably expected this, but they gave up a 1st down.
Big 3rd down for the defense. Let’s see what happens.
LOL and Allen throws an interception instead of just taking the sack. LOL
It’s 3rd down after two quick plays for a total of six yards.
And the kick is good. Panthers 0 Falcons 3
And another big hit by Boston to set up 4th down. The Falcons will attempt the field goal.
Big 3rd down here for the defense.
Big hit by Tre Boston to shut down an end around.
And on 1st down Calvin Ridley picks up 34 yards. This could be going better.
The Panthers forced a 3rd down but let the Falcons pick up 14 yards and a first down. Sigh.
The Falcons win the coin toss and elect to receive. The Panthers will start the game on defense.
Kickoff is just 15 minutes away. Stay tuned for live updates and running commentary!
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The Carolina Panthers (5-4) are coming off a disappointing Week 10 loss on the road against the Green Bay Packers and will look to rebound against their hated division rival, the Atlanta Falcons (2-7), who have been through a lot of pain and suffering this season and are probably ready for it to be over. (You hate to see it.)
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Game day information
What: Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons
When: Sunday, November 17 at 1 p.m. ET
Where: Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, N.C.)
TV: FOX; Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth (Coverage map)
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Streaming: FuboTV, Fox Sports Go (tv login required), Yahoo! Sports, Panthers mobile
Radio: Panthers radio (local); Mick Mixon, Jake Delhomme
Spanish Radio: Panthers radio (local); Jaime Moreno, Luis Moreno Jr
Weather: 53° / Mostly Sunny / 12 mph NNE wind / 0% rain (Complete forecast)
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