Panthers at the Falcons (UPDATE: PANTHERS LOSE 31-10)

Posted by: ST on January 2, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Panthers logoIt’s the last game of the season for the 2-13 Carolina Panthers, and they’ll play it in Atlanta, where the 12-3 Falcons will look to gain home field advantage in the playoffs with a win. It’ll probably be a fairly easy task for Atlanta, considering the Cats’ continued QB woes, and the fact that they’ll be without WR Steve Smith.

The two big football stories of the last couple of weeks here in Charlotte: The fact that the Panthers have locked up 1st pick in the NFL draft, and the ‘official’ announcement earlier this week that John Fox won’t be back as head coach. The announcement was a formality, as Panthers fans have known this for weeks.

In other coaching news, the NFL Network is reporting that Dallas interim head coach Jason Garrett will now be now be head coach of the Cowboys. The Cowboys will take on Philadelphia this afternoon at 4 Eastern time.

The Panthers game is at 1 pm ET and will be broadcast on Fox.

Phineas butts in: And my beloved 49ers end their miserable season in a meaningless battle at 1:15 PM PST against the equally pathetic Arizona Cardinals for the bottom of the laughable NFC West. This is a season I’m sure both teams will be happy to forget. The Niners are looking for a GM, and Trent Baalke appears to have the inside track. Once that’s settled, the team will likely go after Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh. Fingers crossed that next year is better.

Update – 6:23 PM: The Panthers were on TV, but they didn’t play – as has been the case most of the year. They lose their season finale 31-10. The Falcons secured home field advantage throughout the playoffs with today’s win. Looks like Anthony’s team is doing well right now – they lead Arizona 24-7 midway through the 3rd quarter.

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4 Responses to “Panthers at the Falcons (UPDATE: PANTHERS LOSE 31-10)”


  1. Carlos says:

    Pro football appears to be a reflection of our society in general this year: parity has made most of the teams, especially in the pathetic NFC West, equally bad.

    ‘Course, being a Duck through and through, college football was immeasurably better this year.

  2. Tango says:

    Sorry your lads lost again, ST. The Panter franchise seems to be continuing in a deep malaise. On the good side of things, my poor wretched Raiders went 8-8 this season, and were undefeated (6-0) within the AFC West. Now if they can just start beating some non-division opponents on the road next season!

  3. NC Cop says:

    Consider the pain of Giants fans.

    In a matter of 67 minutes of game time (the last 7 minutes of the Giants/Eagles game and the entire Giants/Packers game) the New York Giants went from division winnners and possibly the #2 spot, to not making the playoffs at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It’s nobody’s fault but their own, however. Oh well, here’s to some good playoff games and even better Super Bowl!!!!

  4. Carlos says:

    The NFL playoffs are screwed up worse than the BCS! How can a 7-9 Seahawks team in the weakest division of the NFL claim to be good enough to deserve to be in the playoffs?