Panthers vs Falcons Predictions and Expert Picks for Week 5 NFL Game

By michael obermuller
Expert predictions for the NFL Week 5 Panthers-Falcons matchup.
Expert predictions for the NFL Week 5 Panthers-Falcons matchup. / Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

In an NFC South battle between rivals, the winless Atlanta Falcons will try and break their losing streak at home against the 2-2 Carolina Panthers.

Let's see what some industry experts are predicting will happen in this one.

Panthers vs Falcons Picks Week 5

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 5 NFL odds.

CBS Sports: Falcons (4), Panthers (4)
numberFire: Panthers
Sporting News: Falcons
Betting Favorite: Falcons -1.5

Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Panthers (5), Falcons (3)
Sporting News: Panthers

If the Falcons don't win this game, their season is likely over. Expect a desperate performance from Atlanta, who the experts give the slight edge to straight up. The experts believe Carolina will be able to at least keep it close, however.

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