Falcons 15 vs 25 Panthers summary: stats and highlights | NFL Thursday Night Football
The Carolina Panthers got back into the race for the NFC South with a primetime win over the Atlanta Falcons on a soggy night in Charlotte. D’onte Foreman led the Panthers to the 25-15 victory with 130 yards on the ground to improve to 3-7 on the season.
Pineiro gets his redemption
It was the second time these two divisional rivals matched up in 12 days and Thursday night’s game could not have been more different than the shootout we saw in Week 8.
Eddy Pineiro was one of the reasons the Panthers lost the previous showdown against the Falcons, missing an extra point to win the game and then game winning field goal in the overtime session. On his home field the Carolina kicker went 4/4 and was a crucial part of the Panthers success in a rainy, slippery game from Bank of America Stadium.
The Panthers beat the Falcons at their own game, running the ball for a total of 232 yards. Foreman had 130 of those yards on 31 carries and Laviska Shenault scored the first touchdown of the game with a 42 yard TD on a swing pass that was counted as a run to put the home side up 10-0.
Walker and Panthers improving every game
The Falcons run game never took off, and Marcus Mariota was under constant pressure from the Carolina front four. Atlanta’s QB was the team’s top rusher on the night with 43 yards, but he was also sacked five times.
After being throughly dominated in the first half the Falcons managed to score a late field goal to make it 13-3. The Falcons managed an early touchdown at the start of the second half when Mariota hit Drake London to cut the lead, but the missed Younghoe Koo PAT made it 13-9.
That was the closest the game would ever get, but the comeback bid was short lived as P.J. Walker and the Panthers marched down the field on the next possession and D’onte Foreman finished off the drive with a 12 yard run to make it a two possession game.
Atlanta's comeback bid too little, too late
Atlanta rekindled their hope with a late touchdown after a 97-yard rapid fire drive finished off by KhaDarel Hodge’s 25 yard catch to bring the score to 22-15. The Falcons would get the ball again, but never got close to scoring the game tying touchdown.
The NFC South is now wide open. The Panthers sit at the bottom of the standings at 3-7 while the Falcons are 4-6. Depending on what Tampa Bay does later this weekend the Falcons, Saints, Bucs and Panthers could all be under .500 and all be within a game of each other.
The Falcons couldn't get anything going in the fourth quarter but they got a late ray of hope when Mariota hit Hodge on a 25 yard TD pass after a 97 yard drive.
The Falcons would get the ball back, but ended up turning it over in their own territory.
The Panters squashed those comeback hopes when they scored on the next possession to stretch the lead to stretch the lead to double digits late in the third quarter.
After scoring a late first half field goal, the Falcons scored an early TD in the third quarter when Mariota hit London to make it a game momentarily.
The Panthers defense was relentless all night, sacking Mariota 5 times and forcing the pick by Joe Horn Jr right after going up 10-0 with the Shenault TD.
Thursday night's game got off to a snails pace, but Walker hit Shenault for a 41 yard swing pass that was actually ruled a run for all you fantasy nerds out there.
Carolina ran for a total of 232 yard on a night where D'onta Freeman carried the ball 31 times for 130 yards.
P.J. Walker didn't have to be great for the Panthers to win. He threw for 108 yards on 10/16 passing in the Week 19 victory.
IT'S ALL OVER!!!
The Panthers take care of buisness at home to get back in the race in the NFC South!. The run game let loose on a soggy night in Carolina and the Panthers are now within striking distance of the divison leading Bucs.
FIELD GOAL PANTHERS!!!
Pineiro offically ends it with a 37 yard field goal. He was the the villan in the last game against the Falcons, but hit four field goals tonight.
It's not quite over yet. There are 14 seconds left and the Panthers have 4th and 10 from the ATL 20. If he makes it, it's over.
Mariota is dropped in the backfield for his second time this possession!!
THAT WILL DO IT!! THE PANTHERS AVENGE THEIR WEEK 8 LOSS ON A SLOPPY NIGHT IN CAROLINA!!
Mariota over the middle looking for Zacceaus, but the pass was too far out in front of him.
4th and 18 coming up with 1:50 to go.
Mariota got out of one wave of pressure, then another, but coudn't escape Haynes who dropped him for a 7 yard loss.
3rd and 18 from the ATL 25.
Williams gets the handoff and is stopped for a loss of 1.
2nd and 11 from the ATL 33.
Here come Atlanta at their 34 yard line with 2:33 to go
Another pass that should have been picked! THat time Walker was looking for Moore and Grant had it right in his hands.
4th down and the Panthers will punt.
Foreman blown up in the backfield for a loss of one and the Falcons call another timeout with 2:47 to go.
The Panthers have 3rd and 6 from the CAR 28.
Foreman gets three yards on first down.
ATL calls a timeout, their first of the second half, and the Panthers have 2nd and 7 from the 28
The Falcons need a stop, and the Panthers will be looking to run some clock with under three minutes to go.
Mariota finds a wide open Hodge for the 25 yard TD and the Falcons aren't out of this just yet!
Koo missed the PAT, so the Panthers still lead 22-15 with 2:56 to go!
A couple big throws from Mariota, first to Byrd for 18 yards and then to Pitts for 18 yards!
ATL have a first down in Carolina territory after starting the drive from the 3!
Mariota rolls left, and looks right to Byrd for a gain of 21 yards.
1st and 10 from the ATL 39.
Mariota under pressure, releases to Allgeier in the backfield, but that play losses 6 yards.
2nd and 16 coming up.
Mariota on the scramble for 13 yards and that keeps the drive alive.
1st and 10 from the ATL 23.
Mariota to the left side to London to leapt and made the catch on the high throw.
3rd and 3 from the ATL 10.
The Falcons start their drive from their 3 yard line and Mariota's pass to London is incomplete.
2nd and 10 from the ATL 3.
The Panthers go three and out after the turnover on downs after Walker hits Moore for a short gain of 1.
The punt pins the Falcons inside of the 4 yard line and down by 13 with just over five minutes to go in the game.
Foreman is dropped for a three yard loss on 2nd down and the Panthers will have 3rd and long coming up.
The Panthers start their drive at the ATL 38 and Foreman gets the handoff for a gain of 2.
2nd and 8 from the CAR 38.
On 4th and 10, Mariota is dropped again!! This time it's Burns who gets the sack and forces the turnover on downs.
Carolina on top 22-9 with 7:32 to go.
Maritoa pressured in the pocket and tripped up by Luvu for a 6 yard sack.
4th and 10 coming up and the Falcons looked like they were going to go for it, catching Carolina by surprise and they take a timeout.
Mariota almost picked off by Thompson. He was looking for Pitts, and is lucky Thompson couldn't come up with the interception.
3rd and 4 from the CAR 46.
Huntley up the middle again for a 6 yard gain.
2nd and 4 from the ATL 48.
Huntley takes it up the middle for a big 15 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the ATL 48.
Mariota to Pruitt for a 6 yard gain of 1st down.
2nd and 4 from the 33.
Patterson brings the Falcons out to the 27 yard line and that's where ATL will take over with under 9 minutes to go.
FIELD GOAL PANTHERS!!!
Pineiro hits the 40 yard field goal. He's 3/3 on the day after having a disasterous ending to the last game against the Falcons.
Walker was surrounded and lookef for Foreman but was alomst picked off.
CAR will be happy to see the FG unit come on after seeing that pass almost intercepted.
Shenault gets the pass on a similar play to the TD, but only gets 3 yards this time.
3rd and 8 fro the ATL 22 coming up.
After a false start back CAR up 5 yards, Blackshear picks up 4 yards.
2nd and 11 coming up.
Foreman was stopped for no gain on 2nd and 1, but on 3rd and 1 Walker took it on the QB sneak for a gain of 2 and that will give the Panthers 1st and 10 from the ATL 24.
The Panthers keep it on the ground with Foreman for 9 yards.
2nd and short coming up from the ATL 27.
Blackshear takes it up the middle for a gain of 3 and that will move the chains.
1st and 10 from the ATL 36.
Walker looking right to Shenault in the flat and that gets 6 yard bringing up 3rd and 1 from the ATL 39.
Foreman with another first down run and he gets 3 yards.
2nd and 7 from the ATL 45.
Big run for Foreman for 23 yards on first down to start the drive!
1st and 10 from the ATL 48.
Short punt from Pinion and the Panthers will take over from their 24.
Mariota going deep downfield to Pitts but that pass sails out of bounds and the the Falcons will punt early in the fourth quater.
Mariota under some heavy pressure, dumped it off to Allgeier in the backfield, but he was dropped for a 7 yard loss.
We are heading to the fourth quarter and this is still anyone's game. Carolina leads 19-9 with 15 minutes to go in the game.
Allgeier on the run to the left side, and he picks up maybe a yard.
2nd and 9 from the CAR 46.
ATl begins their drive from the 25 and Mariota hits Zaccheaus over the middle for a big gain of 28 yards!
1st and 10 from the CAR 47.
Foreman breaking tackles and sprinting into the endzone for a 12 yard TD!!!
The Panthers respond immediatley with a seven-play 84 yard drive, but Pineiro misses the PAT!
Carolina lead 19-9 with 1:51 left in the 3rd quarter.
Foreman up the gut for 3 yards and he moves the chains.
1st and 10 from the ATL 12.
Walker on his first scramble of the night and he takes it 8 yard up the field.
2nd and 2 from the ATL 15.
WALKER GOING DEEP!
He hits Smith down the right side on the out route to move the chains for a 17 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the ATL 23.
Foreman up the middle for 3 yards, but a holding call will back the Panthers up to 2nd and 12 from the ATL 40.
Blackshear up the middle for a gain of 8 yards on first down.
2nd and 2 from the ATL 30.
Walkers finds Marshall off the play action fake and he takes it 43 yards up the field and the Panthers are in ATL terriotry.
1st and 10 from the ATL 38.
Hubbard gets 3 yards on first down.
2nd and 7 from the CAR 19.
Koo missed the PAT to keep it at 13-9 but the Falcons are starting to get some momentum.
The Panthers will start their drive from the CAR 16.
Mariota hits London in the back of the end zone for the 7 yard TD!
Carolina lead, but ATL is on the verge of another second half comeback!
Huntley stopped at the line maybe for a yard.
2nd and Goal fro the CAR 8.
Huntley on the right side run, cutting up the middle and he picks up 11 yards!
1st and Goal from the 8 for the Falcons.
Allgeier again and he's becoming the staple of this ATL offense. He picks up 6 yards and moves the chains.
1st and 10 from the CAR 19.
Allgeier gets six yards on the first down run to the right side.
2nd and 4 from the CAR 25.
Mariota should have been picked by Jackson, but for good reason. There was a pass interference on the DB and the Falcons will have a 1st down form the CAR 31 after the penalty.
Mariota drops back looking for Pitts, but the pass came in too high and that was a missed opportunity on first down.
2nd and 10 from the CAR 42.
Williams gets 14 yards on the punt return and the Falcons will start their drive with great field position.
1st and 10 from the CAR 42.
CAR going conservative, running the ball with Foreman for a 5 yard gain.
The Panthers will punt from their 8 yard line.
Foreman gets a yard on 2nd down.
3rd and 9 from the CAR 3.
Foreman up the middle for no gain and a flag flies for holding, but the Falcons decline and that will bring up 2nd and 10 from the 1.
Walker and the Panthers start their drive from the 2 and a false start backs them up to the 1 yard line.
Mariota rolling right and rolling, and rolling and running out of bounds for a loss of 5.
They weren't in field goal range so the loss doesn't take points off the board, but the Falcons will have to punt and what a punt it was!
The Panthers get it at their 2 yard line following a beautiful punt from Pinion.
Mariota over the middle for a 5 yard gain to London.
That brings up 3rd and 9 from the CAR 36.
Allgeier runs to the left side and he picked up the first down, but a holding call will back up the Falcons to to 2nd and 11 from the CAR 38.
Those kinds of plays kill the Falcons. Their offense isn't good enough to make up for those kinds of mistakes.
Patterson on 1st down and he picks up 9 yards.
2nd and 1 from the CAR 28.
Mariota pops out of the pocket and picks up the first down and a defensive holding call will tack on 5 yards to the end of the run.
1st and 10 from the CAR 37.
ATL start the drive from their 29 and Patterson gets 3 yards on first down.
Walker's pass to Shenault is incomplete and that will bring an abrupt end to the Panthers first drive of the third quarter.
Foreman on a run to the right side for six yards, but that still leaves a 3rd and long for the Panthers on their first possession of the second half.
Walker rolling out looking for Marshall who had it jarred out of his possession. It looked like a fumble but after refs discussion, it was ruled incomplete.
A personal foul on CAR will bring them bak to 2nd and 22 from the CAR 22.
WE ARE BACK IN ACTION FROM CHARLOTTE!!!
The Panthers start the half off with the ball from the 25 yard line.
Shenault takes it to the house for the 41 yard run! Any fantasy owners who have P.J. Walker will be hating the fact that that counts as a run.
P.J. Walker is 5/7 for just 38 yards, but the run game has taken off. Carolna has 138 yards on the ground, including Foreman's 55 yards and Shenault has 42 yards and the lone TD of the game.
Mariota has just 63 yards passing and that forced interception in the second quarter, and the Falcons run game has yet to get going. They have just 33 yards on 12 rushes.
We are done with two quarters of action from Charlotte and it's been all Carolina so far.
Carolina has 159 yards of offense, while the Falcons have just 96, and 60 of them came on the last drive.
FIELD GOAL FALCONS!!!
Koo hits the 33 yard field goal right before the end of the half to put the Falcons on the board for the first time tonight.
Carolina goes into the half leading 13-3.
Mariota over the middle to Patterson for 2 yards and ATL spike the ball and will look to get on the board with a field goal before the end of the first half.
Mariota to London on first down and that goes for 5 yards.
2nd and 5 after the CAR 17 with 21 second to go.
Williams with another big gain of 12 to get CAR down to the 22 yard line.
1st and 10 with 50 seconds to go in the half.
Williams with a 6 yard burst on first down.
2nd and 4 from the CAR 40.
ATL take over from the 25 with 1:46 to go in the half.
Mariota hits London over the middle and he got popped on an unnecessary roughness call on Woods.
1st and 10 from the CAR 46.
FIELD GOAL PANTHERS!!!
Pineiro drills the 49 yard field goal to extend the lead.
CAR lead 13-0 on a rainy night in Charlotte
On 3rd and 7 Hubbard is tripped up behind the line and that will bring up 4th and 9.
ATL take a timeout as ATL send the FG unit out.
Foreman stopped for a yard loss and the will bring up 3rd and 7 from the ATL 29 after the Falcons take their first timeout of the half.
Shenault in motion, makes the catch in the flat and follows his blockers into the end zone to make it 10-0 in the second quarter.
Foreman up the middle on first down for four yards, and that will take us to the Two Minute Warning.
Carolina are driving with a chance to make it a three possession game going into the second half.
Hubbard up the middle for a 4 yard gain and a first down.
1st and 10 from the ATL 32.
Foreman up the middle for a 5 yard gain on first down, and then gets 4 yards on second down.
3rd and 1 coming up from the ATL 36.
Mariota throwing up another prayer, and this time he gets punished! Horn makes the pick and returns it 18 yards to give the Panthers offense the ball at the ATL 45 with 4:11 to go in the half.
Mariota rolling right and launches up a prayer on first down looking for Zaccheaus but the pass hit the dirt before he could collect it.
2nd and 10 from the ATL 25.
The Falcons will start their drive from the 25 looking for their first points of the game. Nothing has been working on the offensive end, let's see if that changes here.
Shenault went in motion from left to right and got the pass in the flat, a few blockers down field and took it 41 yards to the house!!!
The Panthers extend their lead 10-0 with 4:34 to go in the half.
Walker on the play fake, hitting Ricci for a short two yard gain on the right side.
2nd and 8 from the ATL 41.
Short punt from Pinon and the Panthers get the ball back from the ATL 43 with 5:26 to go in the first half.
Allgeier is stopped just short of the marker, and that brings up 4th and inches, but this close to the endzone they have no other choice but to punt.
Allgeier again this time gets a short gain of 3.
3rd and 3 coming up from deep in ATL territory.
Allgeier gets the first down hand off deep in ATL territory and gets flipped head over heels after a gain of 3.
2nd and 7 from the ATL 6.
Beautful punt from Hekker and that will pin the Falcons down to their three yard line.
Saftey watch coming out of the timeout break!
Walker is dropped in the backfield by Alford and Ebidetie on 3rd and long!
That could back CAR out of reasonable FG range, let's see what they do here on 4th and long form the ATL 35.
After a false start on the Panthers backs them up to 2nd and 17 from the ATL 33 Hubbard takes the run up the gut for a 5 yard gain.
3rd and 12 coming up from the ATL 28.
Foreman stuffed in the backfield for a loss of two yards and the Panthers will have 2nd and long.
That's is what they can't afford, having second and third and long. They have moved the ball well, but have to be efficient in the red zone.
Foreman up the middle on his 9th carry and he gets 6 yards to move the chains again.
1st and 10 from the ATL 26.
Blackshear falling up the field for a gain of 5 and that's another solid gain on first down.
2nd and 5 from the ATL 32.
Walker hits Moore on third and short for a 9 yard gain on the left side to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the ATL 37.
Hubbard with his first rush of the night. He gets 4 yards to bring up 3rd and 4 from the ATL 46.
Foreman gets two yards on first down. He's already got 8 carries tonight.
2nd and 8 coming up.
Foreman up the middle and that goes for 10 yards. He has been the main source of offense for the Panthers tonight.
1st and 10 from the CAR 48.
Foreman on the toss to the left side and he gets four yards on the first down run.
2nd and 6 from the CAR 38.
Walker on the QB sneak and he picks up the 1st down on 3rd and inches.
1st and 10 from the CAR 34.
Shenault gets close to the first down on a swing pass to the right side and the Panthers will be lookng at 3rd and inches from the CAR 1.
We are done with one quarter. The Panthers are driving with a 3 point lead after 15 minutes.
Walker looking to Shenault on the short out route and he cut up the sideline for a gain of 8 yards.
2nd and 2 from the CAR 30.
Cutting through the middle it's Foreman breaking a run for 14 yards and that will move the chains after a short loss on 1st down.
1st and 10 from the CAR 22.
First down pass to the flat for Moore but it's sniffed out for a one yard loss.
2nd and 11 from the CAR 8.
Pinon pins the Panthers down to their 9 yard line with the punt.
1st and 10 from the CAR 9.
On 3rd and 19 Mariota goes deep looking for London, but he was triple teamed down the field and that pass falls incomplete.
There was a flag thrown for holding on ATL, but the Panthers declined it and the Falcons will punt.
Mariota hits Pitts for an 11 yard gain, but a holding call will nullify the first down and back the Falcons up to 3rd and 19 from the CAR 43.
Patterson runs left for a gain of maybe a yard on the pitch.
3rd and 9 from the CAR 33.
Allgeier is stuffed at the line for no gain on 1st down.
2nd and 10 from the CAR 34.
Mariota on the play action fake and he hits Hodge over the middle for a gain of 12.
1st and 10 from the CAR 34.
Mariota looking for Bryd again on the right sideline, but Byrd couldn't get both feet down.
2nd and 10 from the CAR 46.
Mariota over the middle on a deep crossing route for Byrd for a gain of 19.
1st and 10 from the CAR 46.
Allgeier wrapped up in the backfield for a loss of two.
3rd and 9 coming up for the Falcons.
Mariota on the RPO to the left side and he picks up 3 yards.
2nd and 7 from the ATL 27.
Patterson on the return again. The Falcons aren't shying away from putting the recently recovered Patterson back to return kicks.
He takes it 32 yards to the ATL 34 and that's where the Falcons will take over.
FIELD GOAL PANTHERS!!!
Pineiro had a long day against the Falcons two weeks ago, but starts his night off with a 46 yard field goal to put the Panthers on the board.
CAR lead 3-0 eight minutes into the game.
Walker looking for Tremble on third down but Tremble wasn't even looking for it. The Panthers will try an opening drive field goal to get on the board first.
4th and 10 from the ATL 28.
Walker is almost intercepted in the end zone looking for Moore. Hall was there to make the break up and almost turned it into a pick in the end zone.
3rd and 10 from the ATL 28.
Blackshear up the gut on a run up the middle and he picks up 12 yards on first down. The Panthers are moving the rock on their opening possession.
1st and 10 from the ATL 28.
Walker's first pass goes to Moore on the left side and he gets 20 yards for a big play and a first down.
1st and 10 from the ATL 40.
Four straight runs for Foreman and he losses a yard on 1st down.
2nd and 11 from the CAR 40.
Foreman for the third straigh time and he picks up a yard to move the chains on 3rd and 1.
1st and 10 from the CAR 41.
Foreman gets another rush and takes it for 5 yards up the midde.
3rd and 1 from the CAR 40.
Foreman up the middle for 4 yards the Panthers opening play of the night.
2nd and 6 from the CAR 35.
The Panthers will start their first drive from the CAR 31 after holding the Falcons on the opening possession of the game.
ATL trying the misdirection screen and Thompson read it the whole way wrapping up Allgeier for a five yard loss and the Falcons will punt.
Patterson gets two yards on 2nd down run and long and that sets up 3rd and 9 from the ATL 31.
Huntley is eaten up in the backfield for a loss of one on first down.
2nd and 11 from the ATL 29.
Mariota hits Pitts on the left side and that goes for 10 yards and will move the chains for the first time tonight.
1st and 10 from the 30.
Mariota looking for Pitts and a flag flies for an illegal man downfield. The penalty was declined and the Falcons have 3rd and 7.
Patterson gets the opening handoff and gets three yards. He has only had one big game this season. Can he shine tonight under the lights in Carolina?
2nd and 7 from the 20.
WE ARE UNDERWAY FROM CAROLINA!!!
It's a chilly rainy night in Charlotte, and the Falcons will recieve. Patterson takes the run back to the 27 but a flag will give the Falcons 1st and 10 from the 17.
Baker backing up tonight
Baker Mayfield was brought in this offseason and the Panthers were hoping that he would finally provide some much needed stability at the quarterback position. That won’t be the case tonight, at least to start the game. One time third stringer P.J. Walker will be under center to start the game tonight.
He has been far from great, but you can’t just chalk it up to the Carolina QB’s play. The offense has been dreadful, and since he was sidelined with injury against the Niners at the beginning of October, Matt Rhule has been fired and Christian McCaffery has been dealt to San Francisco. He will start tonight on the sidelines, but how much freedom will P.J. Walker have with Mayfield waiting on the bench.
Patterson is back
The Falcons kept their heads above water without one of the best running backs in the NFL, Cordarrelle Patterson. He missed Week 5-8 after the Falcons the placed their running back on the injured reserve when he went down with a knee injury earlier this season. He returned last week and rushed for two TDs including this crunching run to give Atlanta the lead in the third quarter. Look for him to get more than the 13 carries he got last week against the Chargers.
The best of the worst?
The NFC South has without question been the worst division in football through the first half of the season. Carolina is 2-7 and sit just two games behind the division leading Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs and the Falcons are both 4-5, while the Saints sit in the middle of the pack at 3-6. This is a division that is almost certain not to get a wild card spot, so these division games will be worth their weight in gold.
Week 8 matchup
This is the second time the these two teams will meet in the last three weeks. In Week 8 the Falcons outlasted the Panthers in a shootout that went to overtime. There were almost 900 yards of total offense, and Carolina had their chances at a game winning field goal in regulation and in overtime to set up Younghoe Koo for the game winner in overtime. Are we in store for more late game dramatics under the light at Bank of America Stadium?
As if a divisonal game wasn't enough motivation, Jake Matthews and his wife just had a baby earlier today. He will be on cloud nine tonight, and there would be no better way to welcome the new baby to the world than a win tonight.
I've seen a lot of pregame get ups, but I don't think I have ever seen one this fresh. Chuba Hubbard is looking primetime ready. He will be looking to shine tonight under the lights of TNF.
Falcons last week
Atlanta had the game quite literally had the game in their hands at the end of the fourth quarter. It was a low scoring, defensive slugfest that came down to the wire at Mercedes Benz Stadium. With under two minutes left in the game, the Chargers were marching down the field when Austin Ekeler fumbled at the ATL 20 yard line, and Taquon Graham scooped up the ball heading the other way but then inexplicably fumbled giving the Chargers back the ball. The Falcons gifted the Chargers second life with 34 seconds left, and Cameron Dicker sunk Atlanta with a last second field goal from 37 yards out.
Carolina last week
The Panthers were demolished last week at the hands of a frustrated Cincinnati Bengals that was coming off of a pitiful performance the week before. The Panthers paid the price, giving up 35 first half points in a game they allowed 241 rushing yards, and five Joe Mixon touchdowns. P.J. Walker started at quarterback, but Baker Mayfield finished the game once the game was well out of hand. The former Cleveland QB led three TD drives in the second half, but they were little more than consolation scores in the 42-21 loss.
We are live from Bank of America
Hello everyone and welcome to Bank of America Stadium where two sub .500 teams will look to stay in the division race after very different starts to the season. The Panthers went out and got who they thought was their quarterback of the future during the offseason, but things have not gone according to plan for Baker Mayfield and the Panthers through the first half of the season. Atlanta, on the other hand, saw their franchise QB ship off to Indianapolis and didn’t go after a big name QB in the offseason, relying on Marcus Mariota and the run game to carry them this season, and it has actually gone surprisingly well.
Falcons vs. Panthers
It’s an NFC South showdown from Carolina two teams look to bounce back from Week 9 losses on Thursday Night Football. The Panthers host the Atlanta Falcons from Bank of America Stadium and AS English will be with you all night long providing live coverage, stats, highlights and analysis as the second half of the season kicks off from Charlotte.
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