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December 09, 2012

Atlanta scores in final minute, still trails 30-20

Score: Panthers 30, Falcons 20

Scoring play: A 1-yard touchdown rush by Michael Turner.

Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards, 3:18.

Time of game: 0:53 in the fourth quarter.

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Score: Panthers 30, Falcons 13

Scoring play: A 53-yard touchdown pass from Cam Newton to DeAngelo Williams.

Drive: 4 plays, 60 yards, 2:08

Key play: A holding penalty on Dunta Robinson on third down gave Carolina a first down. Robinson held Armanti Edwards before he caught a pass well short of the chains. The 5-yard penalty is an automatic first down.

Time of game: 4:11 in the fourth quarter.

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Score: Panthers 23, Falcons 13

Scoring play: An 11-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to Julio Jones.

Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 3:11.

Key play: On the Carolina 22, Ryan found Tony Gonzalez for an 11-yard reception on 3-and-10. The catch came in the middle of the field and right in front of Carolina LB Luke Kuechly, who complained to the ref after the catch that Gonzalez had pushed off.

Time of game: 13:57 in the fourth quarter.

Worth mentioning: The 2-point conversion was key. Ryan rolled right and found Roddy White in the end zone. It was originally ruled a touchdown, then Ed Hochuli overruled the play on the field. The Falcons challenged and lost. The Falcons now have one timeout remaining in the game.

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Score: Panthers 23, Falcons 7

Scoring play: A 4-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to Roddy White.

Drive: 13 plays, 84 yards, 6:13.

Key play: There were a number of key plays in that drive, as Ryan and the Falcons went no-huddle for most of the drive to keep the Panthers off balance and not allow them to substitute.

Time of game: 4:48 in the third quarter.

Worth mentioning: That touchdown drive by the Falcons lasted one second longer than the team's entire time of possession in the first half.

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Score: Panthers 23, Falcons 0   

Scoring play: A 72-yard zone-read run by Cam Newton down the near sideline.

Drive: 4 plays, 86 yards, 2:08.

Key play: A 5-yard rush by Mike Tolbert to pick up the first down. From the Carolina 23, Tolbert went right guard after Thomas Austin pulled his man off the ball. The play gave the Panthers the first down.

Time of game: 11:01 in the third quarter.

Worth mentioning: That 72-yard run was Newton's longest rush of his NFL career.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on December 9, 2012 at 02:44 PM | Permalink

Comments

I listened via radio in Afghanistan and it was beautiful. I knew it was possible because ATL isn't that good. They will not make it pass the second round in the playoffs.

Posted by: RoRo | Dec 9, 2012 4:45:54 PM

when a team can play that good sometimes and sometimes they are horrible....it points to coaching.

it was nice to be there and see them play good.

i think having stewart out hurt and letting Williams be the key runner was very telling.....D Will should be the top RB on this team and should have been all year.

Posted by: big gulps | Dec 10, 2012 10:01:03 AM

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