3 best prop bets for the Carolina Panthers at Falcons in Week 8

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What are the best prop bets available when the Carolina Panthers take on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8?

Meaningful football is weirdly back for the Carolina Panthers just three weeks after Matt Rhule was removed as head coach. The team only has one win since then, but failures elsewhere across the NFC South mean a win at the Atlanta Falcons propels them into first, which is an unbelievable turn of events given the circumstances.

The Panthers still face a significant challenge against Atlanta, who are performing well above expectations with three wins already to their name. However, the added incentive coupled with another week under Steve Wilks‘ improved leadership means they have a chance.

Building on momentum was a riddle Rhule couldn’t solve during his disastrous three years in the role. Wilks is made of sterner stuff, but whether that’s enough to get Carolina out of the doldrums and into shock playoff contention is another matter.

Looking ahead to Week 8, we picked out three intriguing Panthers prop bets for anyone looking to make a wager.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

Prop Bet No. 1

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D’Onta Foreman prop bets

  • Under 66.5 rushing yards at -114 (FanDuel Sportsbook)

Christian McCaffrey’s departure via trade enabled D’Onta Foreman to shine in Week 7. The free-agent signing was underutilized by previous head coach Matt Rhule but caught the eye in a big way against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, rushing for 118 yards from just 15 carries and bringing in both of his targets for 27 receiving yards.

Foreman should get more work with Chuba Hubbard missing this weekend’s game through injury. But the Atlanta Falcons are one of the league’s best run defenses, so betting on the under 66.5 rushing yards at -114 (bet $114 to win $100) with FanDuel Sportsbook could be rewarding, especially with the presence of Raheem Blackshear potentially taking away carries.