Numbers, Notes and Colors for Week 10


Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme has passed for 294 yards or more in the last three meetings with the Falcons. * Tony Gonzalez had seven receptions for 71yards and one touchdownin Week 2, but has scored zero touchdowns on the road this season. * When playing the Panthers in Charlotte the Falcons are 7-7 but have won two of the last threegames at Bank of America Stadium * Michael Turner has a seven-week touchdown streak going into the Week 10 game in Carolina. * Curtis Lofton still ranks No. 1 in the NFL in total tackles with 84 through eight games. * Carolina's defense has held opponents to less than 150passing yards in all three home gamesthis season. * Falcons left tackle Sam Baker played college football at the University of Southern California with Panthers wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett and center Ryan Kalil from 2003-07. USC won the 2004 BCS National Championship. * Atlanta is 18-11 all time against the Carolina Panthers. * No two running backsin the NFL are hotter than Turner and DeAngelo Williams over the past two weeks. Turner has 317rushing yards and three touchdowns; Williams has 307 yards and two touchdowns. * The Falcons will wear white jerseys in Carolina on Sunday. * The Carolina Panthers have a minus-9 turnover differential which has them ranked 30th in the league. The Falcons have a plus-4 turnover differential which has them ranked eighth. * In 2007 Falcons defensive end John Abraham finished with six tacklesand two sacksfor a loss of 17 yards against the Panthers. * Carolina defensive coordinator Ron Meeks was the secondary coach for the Falcons from 1997-98. * DeAngelo Williams has lost three fumblesthis season. Previously Williams had only lost onein his entire NFL career. * Matt Ryan had his best game,statistics wise, against the Panthers in Week two going 20-of-27 with 220 yards and three touchdown passes. * Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli and Panthers guard Keydrick Vincent were once teammates on the Baltimore Ravens. * Steve Smith has reached triple digits in receiving yards only one game this season, Week two in the Dome he had 131 receiving yards on eightreceptions. * Falcons wide receiver Michael Jenkins and Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble played at Ohio State. * Falcons offensive line coach Paul Boudreau coached Carolina's offensive line from 2001-02. * When Ryan has a 100-plus passer rating, the Falcons are 8-0.

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