The Falcons began the season as one of the favorites to represent the NFC in this year's Super Bowl due to a dominant 13-win season that ended in a playoff loss to Green Bay. The problem is that the 2010 momentum has not yet carried over into this year for the 2-3 Falcons.
The Carolina Panthers do not look anything like they did last year, either. While they come into town 1-4, they have gone toe-to-toe with three playoff teams from 2010, including the Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, and the reigning Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers.
Cam Newton has his offense performing at the elite level that Falcons fans are used to seeing out of their star QB, Matt Ryan. However, the defensive side of the ball leaves plenty of room for improvement, with the Panthers ranking 18th and the Falcons slightly lower at 24th.
These are two surprisingly evenly matched teams looking to turn the season around at the other's expense. And if that isn't enough to get you to tune in, remember that these two NFC South rivals just do not like each other.