The Atlanta Falcons return home in Week 5 for the team's first divisional matchup of the 2020 season as they welcome the Carolina Panthers to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Falcons lead the all-time series with the Panthers, 32-18, and have won five straight games and eight of the past nine against Carolina.
HOW TO WATCH
- What: Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers
- When: Sunday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.
- TV: FOX
- TV announcers: Chris Myers (play-by-play), Brock Huard (analyst), Jen Hale (sideline reporter)
- Local radio: 92.9 The Game, the Falcons' official radio network
- Local radio announcers: Wes Durham (play-by-play), Dave Archer (analyst)
- Live Stream: Watch Falcons games live for free in the official Falcons app (iOS & Android) and on AtlantaFalcons.com mobile web.*Geographic and device restrictions apply. Local & primetime games only. Data charges may apply.
Below are the broadcast maps for the NFL on FOX games this weekend, including the Panthers-Falcons game (courtesy of 506sports.com):
Here's the current forecast for Atlanta on Sunday, according to The Weather Channel:
- High/low: 75/67
- 90 percent chance of precipitation
- 90 percent humidity
HOW TO WATCH
Entering Divisional Play: The Falcons will look to continue their success against divisional opponents as they welcome in the Panthers for the first NFC South matchup for Atlanta in 2020. The Falcons have finished 4-2 in the division in each of the past three seasons and went 5-1 against divisional foes in 2016. In fact, the Falcons are the only team in the NFC and one of three teams in the NFL to have a winning record against their own division in each of the past four seasons, joining the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.
Touchdowns on touchdowns: In Week 4, Todd Gurley rushed for 57 yards and two touchdowns and now has four rushing touchdowns in four games as an Atlanta Falcon. His four rushing touchdowns are tied for the second most in the NFL this season. Since joining the NFL in 2015, Gurley has 17 career games with multiple rushing touchdowns, the most in the league over that span. No one else has had 10 such games since 2015.
Gurley has 74 total touchdowns in 77 career games. With a touchdown on Sunday, he would become the fourth-fastest player to reach 75 career touchdowns in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famers Jim Brown (72 games), LaDainian Tomlinson (72) and Emmitt Smith (77) would have reached that mark in fewer games.
OZ on the rise: Last week, Olamide Zaccheaus had a career-high eight receptions for 86 yards, surpassing his previous career high of four receptions, which he achieved the week prior against Chicago. In Week 14 of the 2019 season, Zaccheaus recorded his first career reception against Carolina, a 93-yard touchdown, which marked the longest first-career reception in NFL history. As he continues to emerge in the offense, keep an eye on the second-year receiver from Virginia.
Calvin against Carolina: Since entering the NFL in 2018, Calvin Ridley has wreaked havoc on the NFC South. He has recorded 10 receiving touchdowns in 11 divisional games, including four touchdowns in four games against Carolina. With a touchdown reception on Sunday, Ridley would have his fifth-consecutive game against the Panthers with at least one receiving touchdown.
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