Panthers Down Atlanta 34-10 - Match Report
Atlanta couldn't hang with the Panthers on Sunday as Carolina blasted the Falcons 34-10 in Week 9 action at Bank of America Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Panthers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 9.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 46.5.
Cam Newton completed 23 of 37 pass attempts for 249 yards and 1 TD for the Panthers in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Falcons defense.
Steven Jackson rushed for 57 yards for Atlanta, while Jacquizz Rodgers added 19 yards. Matt Ryan threw for 219 yards for the Falcons, while receivers Harry Douglas and Tony Gonzalez had 82 and 81 yards respectively.
Atlanta was outgained by Carolina 373-289 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 27-12 by the Panthers.
Atlanta lost the time of possession battle 36:25/23:35, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Carolina heads into a Week 10 battle against the 49ers. Atlanta, meanwhile, will have their next action against Seattle.