Panthers and Falcons breakdown talk

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Dec 6, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 23-19. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Question:  The Falcons and Panthers play twice in a span of three weeks.  Is this good, bad?  Does it create an advantage for either team?

Answer:  What it means is the two teams won’t have changed much two weeks later. If the two had played early in the season, the second game would present a number of different challenges as teams evolve over the course of the year. But that won’t be the case between these two. In the second game, they will know exactly what they are coming up against, it’s just a matter of executing the game plan better.

Rebuttal:  Execution will be a key in both games.  There is plenty of tape on both teams and both teams have spent hours reviewing the tape.  Both teams know what to do, it is a matter if they can do it.