The playoff race in the abysmal NFC South should become a little bit clearer on Sunday afternoon when the Panthers host the Falcons at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Every single team in the division is under the .500 mark and both of these teams trail the first-place Saints by just percentage points in the standings. After this weekend ends, there will hopefully be a little more clarity in this divisional race for a playoff spot. We are going to back the visiting Falcons to win this contest.

Falcons hope explosive offense comes to life

Atlanta will need its explosive offense to come alive in this game if they want to take down the Panthers on the road Sunday afternoon. The Falcons can dominate this game if they play up to their capabilities, but that has not been easy for them to do this season. It will take a complete effort by Atlanta to grab a victory today, especially since they have struggled so much on the road this season with just a 1-4 mark.

Panthers a half-game back of first due to tie

Due to a tie in their record, the Panthers are just a half-game back of first in the NFC South behind New Orleans. This is the case even after getting throttled by the Philadelphia Eagles on the road Monday night. Cam Newton has had a rough go of it this season, throwing eight interceptions to just 10 touchdowns and his completion percentage is under 60 percent. The offensive line needs to find a better way to protect Newton today after allowing nine sacks to the Eagles.

On Sunday afternoon, the Panthers will host the Falcons for an NFC South battle. We are going to visit to place our wager. We will drop 15 percent of our bankroll on Atlanta and the -130 money line as they move up the South standings.

Falcons vs Panthers 11-16-14