Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers
Just eleven days ago, the Flacons severed the Panthers a devastating loss when Carolina snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
If DJ Moore could have just left his helmet on, Carolina would have won that game, and they would be tied with Atlanta and a game back of the Buccaneers for the first place. However, that is not what happened; the Panthers are 2 – 7 and are jockeying with the Texans for the worst record in the league.
PJ Walker will receive the call tonight after being benched at halftime last week. Steve Wilks will be hoping Walker can find some of the magic he displayed two weeks ago when he cooked the Falcons for 317 yards. While 300+ yards is not likely tonight, he will certainly do better than he did last week — 3-10 for 9 yards.
PJ Walker Over 168.5 Passing Yards (-103)
This game will come down to PJ Walker. If he balls out, he can give his team another shot at a win, but if he comes out flat, the Falcons will run over them. Seeing how the Panthers have played, there is no reason to think they will have that magic again. The Falcons will make a run at this division, and the Panthers are making a run for the number 1 draft pick.
Atlanta is 6-3 on Thursday Night, and that record should improve tonight.
Atlanta -2.5 (-107)
The under has also been a hot bet for Thursday Night, and that is another trend that should continue tonight. Their game two weeks ago was quite the anomaly, and while many will be on the over, the smart money is on the under.
Under 41.5 (-110)