The Carolina Panthers beat the visiting Atlanta Falcons in Week 14 by a score of 30-20.
The game was over before the fourth quarter began, as the Panthers went up by a score of 23-0 early in the third.
Cam Newton had a signature game against the Falcons, passing for 287 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions while rushing for 116 yards an one touchdown on just nine carries.
The offensive onslaught by the Panthers put the Falcons in a situation where they essentially abandoned the run early, and as a result, Michael Turner and Jacquizz Rodgers only carried the ball 11 times for 35 yards and one touchdown.
Matt Ryan ended up throwing the ball 49 times, completing 34 of them for 342 yards with two touchdowns and one crucial interception—the only turnover of the game by either team.
Rookie Luke Kuechly continued his excellent play in the second half of this season by tallying 16 tackles in the game, 11 of which were solo.
The Panthers improved to 4-9 on the season and will travel to face the San Diego Chargers in Week 15, while the Falcons fell to 11-2 and will host the New York Giants next Sunday.