2007 Season NFL Football Past Picks
November 11, 2007
Atlanta at Carolina
Sunday 11/11 01:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 35.5 -115 (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: WIN
Here we get a rare matchup of two really bad offenses. Carolina is ranked 25th in the league in yards gained and points scored. Atlanta is 27th and 30th in those categories, respectively. Neither has been able to do much about it. Carolina has tried three quarterbacks and in this game will rely on the 43-year old Vinny Testaverde. The last couple of games Carolina has put the ball in the endzone just once. Can you see Testaverde and this offense having a breakout high-scoring game? Neither do we. In fact, if Testaverde struggles, the Panthers may turn to rookie Matt Moore. The QB situation is such a mess that the team this week signed QB Drew Olson to their practice squad - a guy who has never played in an NFL game. Carolina's running game has been terrible to compliment the bad passing attack. DeShaun Foster has managed just one 100 yard game so far. Atlanta's offense has been worse as their running game has dissappeared and Joey Harrington has proved to be average at best. What's nice for the UNDER here is that both teams have decent defenses, ranked at or near the middle of the pack (Atlanta #18 and Carolina #15). The Panthers potentially have a good defense as they are ranked #6 in the league in yards per play. Against the Falcons offense, they just might look great. Under John Fox, the Panthers are 13-3 UNDER at home in divisional games including a perfect 7-0 the past three seasons! They are also9-2 UNDER following a game in which the team scored under 10 points. Atlanta is 17-6 UNDER this season and last on the road including 7-0 UNDER on grass fields!