Recap - Falcons Defeat Carolina 31-10
The battle between the Falcons and Panthers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Carolina was handed a 31-10 defeat on Sunday at Georgia Dome.
Atlanta was the ATS victor, as they covered the 14.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 41.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Matt Ryan completed 22 of 32 pass attempts for 236 yards and 2 TDs for the Falcons in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Brandon LaFell rushed for 60 yards for Carolina, while Jonathan Stewart added 31 yards. Jimmy Clausen threw for 182 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Brandon LaFell and David Clowney had 63 and 56 yards respectively.
Carolina was outgained by Atlanta 352-291 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 24-12 by the Falcons.
The time of possession battle favored Atlanta as their offense was on the field for 35:30, longer than the 24:30 of their opponents.