Atlanta 30, Carolina 28

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 30, 2012
Location - Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Walt Coleman
Attendance - 69594

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Carolina 7 7 7 7 28
Atlanta 7 10 7 6 30

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 1-3 1-1 0-2 L2
Atlanta 4-0 2-0 2-0 W4

Recap


Falcons 30, Panthers 28: Matt Ryan tossed three touchdown passes - including a pair to Roddy White - and engineered a late drive that led to Matt Bryant's game-winning 40-yard field goal as host Atlanta improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2004.

After Cam Newton fumbled on his bid to secure a first down to end the game, Carolina was forced to punt and the Falcons received the ball on their own 1. Ryan, who completed 25 of 40 passes for 369 yards, connected with White on a long pass into Panthers' territory - setting up Bryant's game-winning field goal with five seconds remaining.

White finished with eight catches for 169 yards while Michael Turner added 171 yards from scrimmage - highlighted by his 60-yard screen pass for a score.

Newton tossed two touchdown passes and rushed for a score for the Panthers (1-3). His 36-yard touchdown to Kealoha Pilares capped a six-play, 88-yard drive and gave Carolina a 28-24 lead.

DeAngelo Williams collected his franchise-best 40th career rushing touchdown with a 13-yard score.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Falcons have won the last five meetings and 23 of 35 overall between the two division rivals. ... Ryan was sacked a career-high seven times, with 3 1/2 going to Carolina DE Charles Johnson. ... Turner's touchdown reception was the first of his career.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Carolina   Atlanta
Cam Newton Player Michael Turner
9 Attempts 13
86 Yards 103
9.6 Avg Yards 7.9
1 Touchdowns 0
32 Long 27
Receiving
Carolina   Atlanta
Greg Olsen Player Roddy White
6 Receptions 8
89 Yards 169
14.8 Avg Yards 21.1
1 Touchdowns 2
34 Long 59

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Carolina 404 199 205 4 0 1 7.0 0
Atlanta 426 121 305 3 3 0 3.0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Falcons have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Panthers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .250 after a loss.