Breaking down the Atlanta Falcons, NFC South after Week 6

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Oct 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) reacts to a play against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers

Whoa. How did that happen? The Carolina Panters traveled across the nation and went to one of the most difficult venues and won. I don’t know what Cam Newton this is, but he appears to have finally become his nickname, “Superman”. He is playing at an MVP level, carrying the full weight of the Panthers offense on his shoulders.

There are still a lot of questions for the Panthers, though. How will they do against a better offense, such as the Packers or Falcons? But their defense has done remarkably well in shutting down every team that’s been on their schedule so far, and until someone can expose the weaknesses, the Panthers defense looks elite yet again.

There’s no telling how far Newton can continue to muscle his way through the rigorous NFC South and out of conference play, but when they went into Seattle and beat the Seahawks, shock waves were sent throughout the NFC South that proved that, maybe, this team is for real and they have finally turned the corner.

Carolina will be there in the end, but the games with Atlanta and New Orleans now become even more make or break for the cats.

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