3 Crazy predictions for the Atlanta Falcons in division showdown
By Nick Halden
1. Marcus Mariota doesn’t fumble the ball and passes for 180-yards
The Atlanta Falcons have played seven games so far this season and Mariota has put the ball on the ground eight times. Mariota has long had issues with turnovers something that will end for one week in a battle for the division.
The Carolina Panthers are headed into this game knowing exactly what Arthur Smith’s Falcons want to do offensively. The defense is going to load the box and force Mariota to beat man coverage and prove Atlanta can move the ball passing, while Mariota is going to have his typical misses the Falcons are going to give him easy throws to get the passing attack going early and Mariota will have one of his best days of the season protecting the football and passing for 180-yards helping the Falcons keep first place in the NFC South.