Just before the conclusion of the game, though the outcome was evident, I tweeted the following:
Atlanta had survived most of the season by overcoming their biggest weaknesses and outplaying some of their abilities.
Atlanta’s knack for winning despite its own issues came to an end in its second meeting with the Carolina Panthers this season.
In many ways the Falcons were dominated from the opening kick.
With a lackluster, completely unproductive, first half and a too-little-too-late push in the second half, the Falcons fell to the Panthers by a score of 30-20 in a game that was that close.
While the majority of what the Falcons produced in the game was poor, they did have some positive aspects come through.
With Week 14 in the books, here are the Falcons’ biggest winners and losers from the Carolina game.