Game facts: Falcons at Panthers

Playoff hopes: The Panthers would be eliminated from playoff contention if one of the following occurs in Week 16: Carolina loses, Green Bay wins, Tampa Bay wins, Washington wins. 

Low completion rate:Cam Newton has a 53.8 completion percentage this season (worst in NFL among qualified QBs).

Going deep: Seven of Newton's 17 pass TDs this year have traveled 30+ yards in the air (most in NFL). 

Defining stat:The Panthers are 7-0 since 2014 when Jonathan Stewart has 100+ rush yards in a game. Atlanta ranks 15th in run defense. 

Strong run defense: Carolina allows 3.7 yards per carry this season (T-4th in NFL) and 85.8 rush yards per game (3rd). 

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