What, you expected something else?
The Atlanta Falcons are already having their way with the Carolina Panthers, up 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The day started with an omen, as RB Jonathan Stewart fumbled away the first snap of the game. Three plays later, the Falcons were in the end zone, when QB Matt Ryan hit TE Tony Gonzalez with a 4-yard scoring strike.
There was moderate drama the next time they had the ball, as it looked like LB Jordan Senn might have stripped the ball away from RB Michael Turner. John Fox challenged, but the refs didn't overrule it, and Turner scored three plays later.
It's going to be one of those days.
-- Darin Gantt