Falcons vs Panthers Final: 31-17 - Recap
|Falcons vs Panthers Final: 31-17 - Recap|
The Panthers had no answer for Michael Turner on Sunday as the Falcons rolled to a 31-17 win at Georgia Dome.
Atlanta won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 49.5.
Matt Ryan completed 14 of 22 pass attempts for 163 yards and 1 TD for the Falcons in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Cam Newton rushed for 50 yards for Carolina, while Jonathan Stewart added 48 yards. Cam Newton threw for 237 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Steve Smith and Jeremy Shockey had 66 and 60 yards respectively.
The time of possession battle favored Atlanta as their offense was on the field for 30:34, longer than the 29:26 of their opponents.
Next game, Atlanta takes its act on the road to face Detroit looking for another win. For Carolina, they head home to face Washington.