Falcons vs. Panthers: Final Game Grades and Player Analysis for Atlanta

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Falcons vs. Panthers: Final Game Grades and Player Analysis for Atlanta

In one of the most exciting games of the season, the Atlanta Falcons beat the Carolina Panthers to go to 4-0 on the year. They won on the arm of Matt Ryan and the leg of Matt Bryant. The Falcons have now won five straight against the Panthers and are 28-4 when Matt Ryan starts at home.

 

Scoring Summary

Cam Newton hits Greg Olsen for a 17-yard touchdown to cap off a 53-yard drive for the Panthers. The Panthers lead the Falcons 7-0 with 11:45 left in the first quarter.

Matt Ryan hits Roddy White on a 49-yard pass for the touchdown to cap off a three play, 72 yard drive. The game is tied 7-7 with 0:26 left in the first quarter.

At the end of the first, it's 7-7 with the Falcons having the ball at the Panthers 21-yard line.

After a good defensive stop by the Panthers, the Falcons capped off their second scoring drive with a 41-yard Matt Bryan field goal. The Falcons lead 10-7 with 12:55 left in the second quarter.

DeAngelo Williams runs the ball in from the 13-yard line to cap off a 79-yard drive. The Panthers lead 14-10 with 8:44 left in the second quarter.

Matt Ryan hit Roddy White over the middle for the 14-yard touchdown to finish a 51-yard drive. The Falcons lead 17-14 with 1:49 left in the second quarter.

The second half ends with the Falcons defense stopping Cam Newton and the Panthers offense. The Falcons lead 17-14 at the end of the first half.

The second half opened with a defensive stop. Then Ryan led the offense 72 yards on three plays capped off by a 60-yard screen pass to Michael Turner for the touchdown. The Falcons lead 24-14 with 10:17 left in the third quarter.

Cam Newton had a four yard run to finish the 12-play, 77 yard drive and bring the Panthers within three. The Falcons lead 24-21 with 3:16 left in the third quarter.

At the end of the third quarter, the Falcons lead 24-21 with the Panthers in control of the football at their own 32-yard line.

On a busted play by the Falcons defense, Cam Newton found Kealoha Pilares for hte 28-yard touchdown. The Panthers lead 28-24 with 7:55 left in the fourth quarter.

After a drive that moved the ball well but stalled in the end, the Falcons were forced to have Matt Bryant kick a 33-yard field goal. The Panthers lead 28-27 with 4:57 left in the fourth quarter.

After one of the most exciting final drives in the league this season, Matt Bryant showed that he has ice in his veins hitting a 40-yard field goal for the win. The Falcons win 30-27.

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