Panthers top Falcons 34-10 for fourth straight win

Nov. 03, 2013 @ 04:20 PM

Cam Newton overcame a shaky start, throwing for one touchdown and running for another as the Carolina Panthers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-10 Sunday for their fourth straight victory.

The Panthers defense picked off Matt Ryan three times and cornerback Drayton Florence returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown to help hand the Falcons their fifth loss in six games.

Newton threw for 249 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown pass to tight end Greg Olsen. He also ran for an 8-yard touchdown. Fullback Mike Tolbert scored his fifth touchdown in the last four games on a 4-yard burst.

Ryan was 20 of 27 for 219 yards.

The Falcons continued to struggle without Julio Jones and Roddy White. Tony Gonzalez had six catches for 81 yards and a touchdown for the Falcons.

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Falcons-Panthers Stats
Atlanta 0 10 0 0—10
Carolina 7 7 3 17—34
First Quarter

Car_Tolbert 4 run (Gano kick), 6:13.
Second Quarter

Atl_FG Bryant 28, 14:09.

Car_Olsen 14 pass from Newton (Gano kick), 4:14.

Atl_Gonzalez 17 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 1:55.
Third Quarter

Car_FG Gano 55, 12:00.
Fourth Quarter

Car_Newton 8 run (Gano kick), 9:00.

Car_Florence 38 interception return (Gano kick), 8:30.

Car_FG Gano 20, 1:13.

A_73,720.

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Atl Car
First downs 12 27
Total Net Yards 289 373
Rushes-yards 20-78 33-131
Passing 211 242
Punt Returns 1-16 1-24
Kickoff Returns 2-59 0-0
Interceptions Ret. 2-0 3-39
Comp-Att-Int 20-27-3 23-37-2
Sacked-Yards Lost 1-8 1-7
Punts 5-45.0 3-42.7
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties-Yards 7-59 2-15
Time of Possession 23:35 36:25

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Atlanta, Jackson 13-57, Rodgers 5-19, Ryan 2-2. Carolina, Stewart 9-43, D.Williams 13-42, Tolbert 6-24, Newton 5-22.

PASSING_Atlanta, Ryan 20-27-3-219. Carolina, Newton 23-37-2-249.

RECEIVING_Atlanta, Gonzalez 6-81, Rodgers 6-25, Douglas 3-82, Jackson 3-19, D.Johnson 1-10, Dr.Davis 1-2. Carolina, LaFell 6-74, Olsen 4-66, Smith 4-52, Stewart 3-22, Tolbert 3-13, D.Williams 2-12, Ginn Jr. 1-10.

MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.


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