NFC South Showdown: Panthers vs. Falcons Tickets & Upcoming Game Info
May 22, 2023
Carolina Panthers tickets and Atlanta Falcons tickets can be found on their respective team pages, along with schedule information.
Yes, the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers are rivals within the National Football League. The Falcons and Panthers have both a divisional rivalry and a geographic rivalry, the latter of which is called the I-85 Rivalry because the two cities are only four hours apart on Interstate 85. Both the Falcons and the Panthers play in the NFC South, with the winner of the division receiving an automatic berth to the NFL Playoffs.
The Atlanta Falcons’ biggest rivals are in the NFC South: the Carolina Panthers, the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Falcons also have historic rivalries with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots.
The Carolina Panthers’ biggest rivals are their peers in the NFC South: the Atlanta Falcons, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints. Due to a number of playoff matchups, the Panthers also have rivalries with the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. The rivalry between the Panthers and the Buccaneers is described as the most intense rivalry in the NFC South due to periodic runs of dominance from both squads.
As two relatively young franchises in the grand scheme of the NFL, the Panthers and Falcons have only played 56 times between 1995–2023, with the Falcons holding a .600 winning percentage against Carolina (35–21). Between 2012 and 2022, the Falcons and Panthers have split their regular season games seven times in 11 years, with Atlanta sweeping Carolina three times and Carolina returning the favor once.
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Location||Winner||Score|
|11/10/2022||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Carolina||25-15|
|12/12/2021||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||29-21|
|10/29/2020||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||25-17|
|11/17/2019||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||29-3|
|12/23/2018||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||24-10|
|11/05/2017||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Carolina||20-17|
|12/24/2016||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||33-16|
|12/13/2015||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Carolina||38-0|
|11/16/2014||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||19-17|
|11/03/2013||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Carolina||34-10|
|12/09/2012||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Carolina||30-20|
|12/11/2011||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||31-23|
|12/12/2010||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||31-10|
|11/15/2009||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Carolina||28-19|
|09/28/2008||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Carolina||24-9|
|11/11/2007||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||20-13|
|09/10/2006||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||20-6|
|12/04/2005||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Carolina||24-6|
|10/03/2004||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||27-10|
|09/28/2003||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Carolina||23-3|
|11/24/2002||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||41-0|
|11/25/2001||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||10-7|
|09/17/2000||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||15-10|
|11/28/1999||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Carolina||34-28|
|09/06/1998||Panthers||Falcons||Bank of America Stadium||Atlanta||19-14|
Carolina and Atlanta have shared a relatively similar level of success in the NFL, with each team winning the NFC South six times, and both teams representing the NFC in the Super Bowl twice. Atlanta made the Super Bowl in 2016 behind the stellar play of MVP quarterback Matt Ryan; however, the Falcons are notorious for blowing the largest lead in Super Bowl history, 28-3, to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
Carolina met a similar fate in 2003, losing to Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII. The Panthers would claim the NFC again in 2015 behind MVP quarterback play of their own, Cam Newton, but lost to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
Carolina’s first regular season game in franchise history was against the Falcons, a 23-20 overtime loss in 1995. Carolina would retaliate later that season, beating Atlanta 21-17 and securing their seventh win that season, the most ever in an inaugural season for an expansion franchise, and so the rivalry was born.
In 2002, both teams were moved to the NFC South as a part of division realignment in the NFL, and Atlanta won 9 of the first 10 divisional games against Carolina. The Panthers’ only win against Atlanta during that run was in 2003, the year they made their first Super Bowl. One notable game between the two franchises came in 2014, when Carolina traveled to Atlanta in Week 17 for a de facto playoff game. The winner would win the NFC South and receive an automatic berth to the Playoffs, and the loser would have their season ended. Carolina dominated Atlanta, 34-3. While their playoff run was cut short, it paved the way for a 15-1 regular season a year later and a Super Bowl run.
The Atlanta Falcons play in the newly minted Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Known for its signature retractable roof and an octagonal “pinwheel,” Mercedes-Benz Stadium is an architectural marvel and one of the newest stadiums in the NFL. Outside of being the home of the Falcons, the stadium also hosts the MLS franchise, Atlanta United FC, the NCAA Peach Bowl, and the SEC Championship Game, and is expected to host matches for the 2025 FIFA World Cup.
Bank of America Stadium has been the home of the Carolina Panthers since 1996. Formerly called Ericsson Stadium, BofA purchased the naming rights in 2004 for 25 years. The Stadium has a maximum capacity of 74,867 and also hosts a number of signature college football games like the ACC Championship Game, the Duke’s Mayo Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic. Charlotte FC also calls Bank of America Stadium their home.
|Bengals vs. Ravens||Bears vs. Cardinals|
|Browns vs. Ravens||Cardinals vs. Rams|
|Ravens vs. Steelers||49ers vs. Cardinals|
|Bills vs. Chiefs||Cardinals vs. Seahawks|
|Bills vs. Dolphins||Falcons vs. Panthers|
|Bills vs. Patriots||Falcons vs. Saints|
|Bills vs. Jets||Falcons vs. Buccaneers|
|Bengals vs. Browns||Panthers vs. Saints|
|Bengals vs. Steelers||Buccaneers vs. Panthers|
|Browns vs. Steelers||Bears vs. Lions|
|Broncos vs. Chiefs||Bears vs. Packers|
|Broncos vs. Raiders||Cowboys vs. Packers|
|Broncos vs. Chargers||Cowboys vs. Rams|
|Jaguars vs. Texans||Cowboys vs. Giants|
|Colts vs. Jaguars||Cowboys vs. Eagles|
|Chiefs vs. Raiders||Cowboys vs. 49ers|
|Chargers vs. Chiefs||Lions vs. Packers|
|Dolphins vs. Patriots||Lions vs. Vikings|
|Dolphins vs. Jets||Vikings vs. Packers|
|Jets vs. Patriots||49ers vs. Rams|
|Titans vs. Ravens||Saints vs. Vikings|
|Texans vs. Titans||Buccaneers vs. Saints|
|Colts vs. Titans||Giants vs. Eagles|
|Jaguars vs. Titans||Rams vs. Seahawks|
|Titans vs. Steelers||Seahawks vs. 49ers|
|Commanders vs. Cowboys|
|Commanders vs. Giants|
|Commanders vs. Eagles|
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