Atlanta Falcons: What’s next for Matt Ryan?

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Nov 16, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) catches a touchdown pass as Carolina Panthers free safety Thomas DeCoud (21) defends in the third quarter. The Falcons defeated the Panthers 19-17 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

4. Ending the Panthers’ undefeated streak

At some point, the Carolina Panthers’ regular season win streak is going to end. The question is, will it be this season?

Currently, the win-streak dates back to December 2014 and has reached 16 consecutive victories. Their last regular season loss came at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings in Week 13 of the 2014 season to drop the Panthers to 3-8-1 on the season. Since then, they have gone 16-0. Believe it or not, the week prior to losing to the Vikings, they were beaten by the Falcons at home.

For the Panthers’ unbeaten run to end this season, the Falcons might have to be the team to do it. Dan Quinn’s team gets two shots at beating the Panthers. Quinn was apart of the team that last defeated the Panthers; he was defensive coordinator of the Seahawks team that defeated the Panthers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs last January.

Can Quinn be responsible for the end of the Panthers’ regular season streak? It’s a tall order, but he will have his team fired up and ready to go.

When the Falcons defeated the Panthers last season, they won the turnover battle and played excellent third-down defense. It was the fundamentals. To beat the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, they must do the same.

It’s going to be tough, but Quinn will have his team ready to play.

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