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Final Whistle

Desmond Ridder, Arthur Smith and breaking down a pivotal Falcons loss to Panthers

Tori McElhaney, Terrin Waack and Scott Bair detail what went wrong in a rain-soaked loss to the Carolina Panthers, a game where the Falcons didn't give up a touchdown yet still came up on the wrong end of the result. They discuss how that happened and what this development means for their playoff chase and their evaluation of Desmond Ridder and the long-term quarterback situation, in addition to some parallels between what happened last year at Carolina and what happened on Sunday.


(00:00:10): Intro, chronic issues show up against Panthers

(00:06:28): Why Falcons defense continues to struggle late in games

(00:11:00): Parallels between this loss at Carolina and what happened last year

(00:15:20): What caused a change in outlook over the course of eight days

(00:16:40): Desmond Ridder's critical INT; what his turnovers mean in QB1 evaluation

(00:21:34): Putting this loss in the context of the NFC South

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