No. 3: Panthers must be more successful converting on third downs
The best way to limit Atlanta’s explosive passing attack is to keep them off the field. The Panthers can do that by running the ball effectively and converting on third downs.
The Panthers weren’t bad on third down attempts against the Packers last week. They ended the game 4-for-10.
50-percent is regarded as efficient on third downs and Carolina was just short of that.
Hopefully, the Panthers can be more successful against a Falcons defense that ranks 23rd in the league in yards allowed.
If the Panthers can put some long drives together that keep the Atlanta offense off the field, then they should put themselves in a great position to come out with a win in this divisional matchup.