The victory was the Panthers' fourth of the season and by far their most impressive. Prior to this game, the Panthers only victory against a team that currently has a winning record was against the Washington Redskins in Week 9.
Cam Newton had his best game of the season, as he shredded the Falcons defense through the air and on the ground.
It's games like these that give Panthers fans hope for the future because Newton looked unstoppable for the majority of the game.
This victory does not absolve the Panthers coaching staff from the criticism that they have been receiving, but it was refreshing to see Carolina finally close out a good football team.
Change is still likely on the horizon, but at least the Panthers will be playing hard until the final whistle blows.