DE Hardy says 3-9 Panthers better than Falcons
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.