|Panthers QB Cam Newton|
|Falcons QB Matt Ryan|
Our defense improved last week despite giving up a 14-0 lead to the Packers. Cam Newton has been putting up huge numbers this season but has not able to get his team a lot of wins. Turnovers have been a problem for him and I think our defense should take advantage of that. Our offense has too much talent to be struggling. All credit due to the Packers, but I think our offense should have easily picked apart their defense.
I think this Week 6 matchup against the Panthers will give the Falcons a lot of improvement in many different areas. We have a 2nd straight home game and a chance to show our fans what Falcons football is really about. I think Matty Ice will shine and I think other receivers such as Harry Douglas will finally get his opportunity to step up. I think other contributors on defense should have more chances to show what they're about such as DE Kroy Bierman and CB Dominque Franks. Carolina has kept its defense in tact by resigning LB John Beason and DE Charles Johnson. They will be looking to get into our backfield quickly but our offensive line is a huge factor in us winning this game.
We have to get pressure on Newton all game and force him to throw turnovers and get into the backfield every time. His go - to WR is Steve Smith and Smith is having a re surging year after a quiet 2010. Our CBs have to play lockdown defense on him. I would like to see LB Sean Weatherspoon finally step up and show us the star LB he is supposed to be. It seems that our defense has jus been struggling to get sacks this season. Our defense has to play hard-knocks football like the Jets and Ravens defense. That's what will win us a lot of football games this season. I think we will make that happen and we will get the win against the Carolina Panthers.