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Falcons vs Panthers Predictions and Expert Picks for Week 8 NFL Thursday Night Football

Larry Rupp
Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers predictions and expert picks for Week 8 NFL Thursday Night Football.
Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers predictions and expert picks for Week 8 NFL Thursday Night Football. / Grant Halverson/Getty Images
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The Atlanta Falcons (1-6) look to bounce back with a win this week as they go on the road to take on the Carolina Panthers (3-4) in this Thursday Night Football matchup. The Panthers are currently 2.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Let's see what the experts are predicting will happen in this Week 8 Falcons-Panthers showdown.

Falcons vs Panthers Picks Week 8

CBS Sports picks are from their panel of experts, numberFire picks are from their NFL game projections, Sporting News picks are from Vinnie Iyer, and betting favorites are from FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 8 NFL odds.

Winner:
CBS Sports: Panthers (6)
numberFire: Panthers
Sporting News: Falcons
Betting Favorite: Panthers -2.5

Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Panthers (6)
Sporting News: Falcons

A majority of the experts and analysts predict the Panthers will emerge victorious in this one. A win here would keep the Panthers in the thick of the NFC Wild Card race, while the Falcons would fall to a dismal 1-7 with another loss.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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