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Panthers Send Falcons To Back of the Bus

Article By on 16th November, 2009

... The Falcons went into Carolina with an opportunity to sweep the division series and laid an egg. It was probably the most predictable game I've witnessed this season.

Either long snapper Bryan Pittman or kicker Jason Elam caused the Falcons' first opportunity for a lead to disintegrate. On the shank heard 'round the world, Elam missed a chip shot to put the Falcons up 22-21 late in the game.

But this game was far from their fault alone. Throughout the season, we've learned the Falcons' kicking game is terrible. Because Elam averages less than 65 percent on his attempts this year, I often cringe when I see him come on to the field.

But losing this game was a team effort. Practically every leader on the team let the fans down ...

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