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06 Dec 2012

ESPN Upset Watch: Panthers over Falcons

Well, you knew this was coming, but we've got some interesting numbers here about how Atlanta's defensive weakness matches Cam Newton's passing strength. Cover Watch looks at Thursday night's game and just how rare it is for a double-digit road favorite to cover.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 06 Dec 2012

3 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2012, 6:28pm by Joshua X


by ScottB (not verified) :: Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:30am

Here we go again. Underdog predicted to beat the under-performing Falcons. Then when the Falcons win, it's because the opponent was weak. Same story for about the 5th time this year.

by Joshua X (not verified) :: Mon, 12/10/2012 - 6:28pm

30-20. Here we go again.

by Hummingbird Cyborg :: Fri, 12/07/2012 - 9:34pm

I don't think they were saying that the Panthers should be favorites as DVOA has the Falcons rated higher, but that the Panthers are the most likely to pull of the upset.

Oh, and as long as the Falcons keep winning coin flips, they will be seen as not as good as their record because, well, they're not.