Panthers vs. Falcons: Prediction and best bets for Week 8 clash

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The Carolina Panthers have a good chance to secure their fourth win of the 2020 season when they host the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football.

It promises to be another intriguing game for the Carolina Panthers, who take the field on primetime against the Atlanta Falcons. Matt Rhule’s men get the sole attention of NFL fans across the country for the first and probably the only time this season and it will be interesting to see how they cope with this additional spotlight.

This will be a stiff test of character for the Carolina Panthers, who now sit at 3-4 after losing two straight. They haven’t secured success since their last meeting with the Falcons and considering their next two games are the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the organization might be staring at a 3-7 record if they can’t turn things around on Thursday Night Football.

The Falcons have shown improvement since parting ways with head coach Dan Quinn. But their lack of conviction in the clutch was there for all to see during another fourth-quarter disaster against the Detroit Lions last time out.

If Carolina can take advantage of this, then there is every chance they can come away with their victory No. 4 of the 2020 season. This would be a huge shot in the arm ahead of a tough-looking stretch before their Week 13 bye and although they might have lost at the Saints, there were plenty of encouraging elements to take from the contest.

We took a look at what to expect from the game, best bets, and a score prediction ahead of Carolina’s debut on primetime this season.