5 things we learned in Panthers’ route of Falcons

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1) The defense has given up on the season

Dec 13, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Corey Brown (10) catches the ball as Atlanta Falcons defensive back Phillip Adams (20) defends in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons defense is showing that they are tired of playing at a high level in 2015. The defense has been a bright spot for much of the season but not as of late. The defense has played horrible for the last few weeks and it’s embarrassing.

The defense was called out by the Tampa Bay defense last week for jogging and not playing hard and it’s hard not to agree with that assessment. Their playoff chances are over so at this point it doesn’t really matter. Jobs are on the line. Beware.