Atlanta Falcons: How the Panthers can be beaten

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Dec 6, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Panthers defeated the Saints 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Panthers have been playing at such a high level all season long, and it’s even more impressive when you consider the preseason expectations many had for this team. Can the Panthers be beaten, and if so, what will take?

CS: Just not playing as a team on defense and offense. The Panthers have overcome turnovers to win, overcome deficits to win and overcome controversy and penalties to win. All though was due to team play. If the team play leaves, the Panthers are in trouble.

Cam Newton is deservedly in the MVP race after the incredible season he has had. He is a great leader, and the glue for the Panthers. Outside of Newton, who is the biggest threat on offense?

CS: In this game, Greg Olsen. He is Cam’s security blanket. Everyone knows the receivers are a bunch of guys nobody has heard of and that they drop a lot of balls. Olsen however, has come up big in one way or another in every game this year. It is either catching the ball, making a block to open a hole, or really just him being on the field. The defense has to focus on him which opens it up for others.

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