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The last time Cam Newton played the Falcons, he had his worst performance this season. In the Georgia Dome, Newton threw three interceptions and failed to throw a TD.
Now, he did run for one, however, being balanced against Atlanta is key, much like the Texans did. At home this time, Carolina must establish some sort of ground game despite the Falcons being ranked No. 3 in rush defense.
As long as Newton doesn't make too many rookie mistakes, he will have an awesome performance. The Falcons pass defense is their weakness, and they don't have much of a pass rush, either.
Cam must be patient, and as long as he doesn't force any throws, the Panthers will be in a shootout. Plus, you know Newton is anxious to redeem himself after such a poor performance against Atlanta the first time.
Also, the Falcons are rather inconsistent in road games compared to playing at home. If Carolina can jump out early, watch out for Newton taking over as the game progresses.
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