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Recap - Falcons Defeat Carolina 30-28

Matt Ryan scorched the Panthers defense for 3 TDs as Atlanta defeated Carolina 30-28 on Sunday at Georgia Dome.

Bettors who backed the Falcons were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 7. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 48.5.

Michael Turner rushed for 103 yards, while Jacquizz Rodgers added 18 yards in the win. Roddy White and Michael Turner added 169 and 68 receiving yards respectively.

Cam Newton rushed for 86 yards for Carolina, while DeAngelo Williams added 49 yards. Cam Newton threw for 215 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Greg Olsen and Steve Smith had 89 and 52 yards respectively.

Carolina was outgained by Atlanta 426-404 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 24-21 by the Falcons.

Carolina led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 30:06/29:54 split in that important category.

Next game, Atlanta takes its act on the road to face Washington looking for another win. For Carolina, they head home to face Seattle.