Capsules of NFL games for Week 4:
Sunday, Sept. 28
ATLANTA (2-1) At CAROLINA (2-1)
1 p.m. EDT, FOX
OPENING LINE - Panthers by 7 1/2.
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Atlanta 2-1; Carolina 1-1-1.
SERIES RECORD - Falcons lead 16-10.
LAST MEETING - Falcons 20, Panthers 13, Nov. 11, 2007.
LAST WEEK - Falcons beat Chiefs 38-14; Panthers lost to Vikings 20-10.
FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (1), PASS (23)
FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (23), PASS (10)
PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (22), PASS (T-19)
PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (19), PASS (13)
um since leading Boston College to comeback win over Navy in 2006 Meineke Bowl. ... Ryan has better passer rating (77.0) than Panthers QB Jake Delhomme (74.7). ... Delhomme tore ligament in throwing elbow in first meeting with Atlanta last season, leading to reconstructive surgery. ... A win would be 100th in Carolina's 14-year history. ... Rookie RB Jonathan Stewart has three of Carolina's four offensive touchdowns. ... Panthers were called for 12 penalties against Minnesota, including six false starts. ... Panthers have one fewer sack (5) than Abraham. ... WR Steve Smith has eight or more catches in three straight home games.
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