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Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, right, and wide receiver Curtis Samuel celebrates after a touchdown by tight end Ian Thomas (80) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Bridgewater, Panthers surging as they face reeling Falcons

Oct. 8, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With Teddy Bridgewater showing promise as a long-term replacement for Cam Newton and Mike Davis flourishing as a short-term substitute for Christian McCaffrey, the Carolina Panthers are emerging as a surprise in the NFC South. It’s just the sort of resiliency that has escaped the...

FILE  - In this Oct. 5, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Falcons' Damontae Kazee (27) is tended to during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, in Green Bay, Wis. The Falcons are looking to have some injured players return to their depleted defense for Sunday's game against Carolina. The winless Falcons have lost five members of their secondary.(AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

Falcons' depleted defense desperate for signs of healing

Oct. 7, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Four weeks of constant upheaval on defense have made it difficult for the Atlanta Falcons to enjoy any continuity in practice or games in their disappointing 0-4 start. Defensive coordinator Raheem Morris is hoping to have some starters return from injuries in Sunday's game against Carolina....

Green Bay Packers' Jamaal Williams (30) is tackled by Atlanta Falcons' Damontae Kazee (27) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

Falcons’ Kazee done for the year with Achilles injury

Oct. 6, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Dan Quinn said safety Damontae Kazee will be placed on injured reserve and miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles tendon. Kazee was hurt in the second quarter of Atlanta’s 30-16 loss Monday night at Green Bay. It was a noncontact injury as Kazee...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is sacked by Green Bay Packers' Za'Darius Smith (55) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Quinn still searching for ways to end slide with 0-4 Falcons

Oct. 6, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have dropped to 0-4 for the first time since 1999 after a 30-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. The Falcons were beaten badly by Seattle in the opener, blew consecutive leads of a combined 31 points in the fourth quarters of losses to Dallas and Chicago...

Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham (80) scores a touchdown against Atlanta Falcons defensive back Darqueze Dennard (34) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons face Packers with five starters hurting on defense

Oct. 2, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are banged up on defense at just the wrong time. Facing a Green Bay offense Monday that leads the NFL in scoring and ranks second in total offense, the Falcons will limp in to Lambeau Field with five starters ailing on a unit that's given up a league-high 36 points per...

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) dives over the goal line for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Winless Falcons may not get chance to blow lead at Green Bay

Oct. 1, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

The next challenge for the winless Atlanta Falcons is imposing enough that it might not afford them an opportunity for another fourth-quarter collapse. After blowing two-touchdown leads in the final period each of the last two weeks, the Falcons could have trouble getting ahead Monday night when they visit the...