Carolina Panthers: NFC South Week 6 preview and results
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Week 5: Atlanta Falcons 17, Pittsburgh Steelers 41
Atlanta allowed three offensive and one defensive touchdown in the second half as Pittsburgh cruised to victory over the surprisingly 1-4 Falcons. Quarterback Matt Ryan was sacked six times as their usually high powered offense sputtered against the Steelers defense.
Week 6: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-2), 1:00pm
Despite currently occupying last place in the NFC South division, Atlanta could help their chances with a second divisional win on Sunday. If not, they may begin planning for 2019 as only two teams since 1970 have rebounded from a 1-5 start to make the playoffs.
The start of a tough two week stretch for Carolina, at Washington and Philadelphia, the Panthers could use a Week 6 victory to put some pressure on New Orleans.