Sport Falcons hold off Panthers for second win of season

07:15  30 october  2020
07:15  30 october  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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The Atlanta Falcons held on for their second win of the NFL season, beating the Carolina Panthers 25-17 on Thursday.

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and Todd Gurley rushed for Atlanta's two touchdowns at the Bank of America Stadium.

Ryan completed 21 of 30 passes for 281 yards and had an interception, while Gurley rushed for 46 yards on 18 carries.

Falcons star Julio Jones had seven receptions for 137 yards as Atlanta improved to 2-6 and the Panthers fell to 3-5 in the NFC South. Both teams are behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) and New Orleans Saints (4-2).

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The Panthers gave the Falcons a perfect thrashing two weeks ago. And the Falcons paid them The Falcons pulled a surprising 20-13 win over the Panthers , holding the league’s most potent offense to a The Panthers offense lacked the downfield element after Ted Ginn hobbled off with a knee injury.

Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went 15 of 23 for 176 yards with a TD and an interception.

The Falcons were held to two field goals in the first quarter, coming either side of Curtis Samuel getting through some soft defense to rush 12 yards through the middle for the opening TD.

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Bridgewater connected with Samuel for 29 yards to give the Panthers a 14-6 lead early in the second quarter.

It meant Samuel had his third career game with a rushing TD and receiving TD. All other wide receivers in the Panthers' history have two such games combined.

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The Falcons finally held on to a big lead Sunday as they handled the Vikings 40-23 for their first victory of the season . The Falcons scored 20 points in each half, enough to hold off a late run from the Vikings. Receiver Julio Jones returned to the lineup to spark the offense, hauling in eight receptions

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Ryan found room for a 13-yard rushing TD before Koo Younghoe drilled his third field goal of the game to give the Falcons a half-time lead.

Gurley's league-leading eighth rushing TD of the season saw the Falcons grab a 25-17 lead in the fourth quarter after the teams traded field goals in the third.

Atlanta held onto that lead to stretch the Panthers' losing streak.

Ryan praises Julio Jones for 'clutch plays' after Falcons hold off Panthers .
Julio Jones was lauded by Matt Ryan after the Atlanta Falcons held off the Carolina Panthers.Jones had 137 yards on seven receptions as the Falcons claimed their second win of the NFL season by beating the Panthers 25-17 on Thursday.

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