Carolina Panthers do the Atlanta Falcons a huge favor prior to matchup
The Atlanta Falcons will be taking on the Carolina Panthers for a second time in about two weeks on Thursday Night Football.
We all know how that last game went as the good guys pulled out a win in overtime thanks to some mistakes by a couple of Panthers players.
Coming off of a blowout loss to the Bengals, the Panthers’ interim head coach, Steve Wilks, has made an announcement for Thursday’s game that should be considered an early win for Atlanta’s hopes of sweeping Carolina.
The Atlanta Falcons were done a favor by the Carolina Panthers coaching staff
While the Atlanta Falcons were narrowly losing to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, their division rival Carolina Panthers were getting smacked by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Going into halftime, the Panthers were already down 35 to 0, after they allowed a stunning 28 points in the second quarter. Their starting quarterback had just played a terrible half of football so the coaches decided to put in their backup who went in and actually managed to score points.
Here are the stats by the two quarterbacks from the week nine matchup:
- QB1: 3/10, 9 passing yards, 0 TD, 2 INT
- QB2: 14/20, 155 passing yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT
Now, who would you rather play if you were the Atlanta Falcons’ defense? And who would you expect the Panthers to start? If you haven’t figured it out by now, QB1 is P.J. Walker and QB2 is Baker Mayfield. I think we would rather play P.J. Walker while expecting them to start Baker Mayfield.
Well, good news, the Panthers have made the strange decision to start Walker on the short week.
While P.J. Walker just diced up the Falcons’ defense just a week and a half ago, considering what he looked like against Cincinnati, I think I would rather try to defend him.
Hopefully, this ages well and the Panthers look foolish as the Atlanta Falcons send P.J. Walker right back to the bench. At least for now, thank you Steve Wilks!