DE Hardy says 3-9 Panthers better than Falcons - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

DE Hardy says 3-9 Panthers better than Falcons

By By STEVE REED
AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy says the struggling Panthers are a better team than league-leading Atlanta.

Yes, the Falcons, who have clinched the NFC South division title with an 11-1 record. The Panthers are 3-9 after losing Sunday to Kansas City (2-10).

When asked if he meant the Panthers were the better team on Sept. 30 when they lost 30-28 at Atlanta or better overall, Hardy replied, "Both."

Hardy says this Sunday's rematch is about "payback" and "punishment."

He says, "We owe them something and it is coming."

Hardy is among several Carolina defensive players who felt disrespected by Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan after television cameras caught him cursing as he shouted get off our field toward the Panthers sidelines following Atlanta's Week 4 win at the Georgia Dome.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

1551 Briarcliff Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Main Number: (404) 875-5555
News Tips: (404) 898-0100

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices