The only hitch Atlanta has is that their new playmaker WR Julio Jones is probably going to be out for this game with his nagging hamstring injury. The Falcons secondary had a tough time against the Saints and should make the needed corrections.
My pick for the winner: Atlanta Falcons
Carolina Panthers vs. Detroit Lions: The Panthers (2-7) were beaten soundly last Sunday after I had previously said they were just looking for a win. I would say that again but it’s not likely against an away game with the Lions (6-3).
The Panthers have no hope of making the playoffs but I’m sure they would love to at least have a few more wins. Detroit who was seen as a miracle team in the beginning, has had a few lapses as of late.
Detroits season has been blemished a little by the infamous “Handshake Debacle” and then the scrum caused when QB Matt Stafford threw CB D.J. Moore down by the facemask last week. The frustration is evident that the Lions know they should be playing better.