The Panthers pounded the hapless Falcons, 34-10, at home.
Cam Newton accounted for two touchdowns against the Falcons (1 pass, 1 rush) on 23 of 37 passing for 249 yards and two picks. On the Falcons side, Matt Ryan went 20 for 27 with 219 yards passing, one touchdown and three picks.
Jonathan Stewart rushed for 43 yards on nine attempts in addition to three receptions for 22 yards. Greg Olsen was a highlight, pulling in four passes for 66 yards with a touchdown.
The Carolina defense was the difference in the victory, giving up 78 yards rushing and 219 passing, returning one interception for touchdown. They were able to get to Ryan for one sack.
Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez had a productive game with 81 receiving yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Harry Douglas also gave a strong effort with 82 receiving yards.
Next week, the Panthers travel to San Francisco to face the 49ers (6-2) while the Falcons are at home against the Seahawks (7-1).
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