Panthers beat Falcons in another ‘Thursday Night Football’ slog

Panthers beat Falcons in another ‘Thursday Night Football’ slog

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — D’Onta Foreman carried 31 occasions for 130 yards and a landing, Laviska Shenault added a 41-yard burst to the top zone and the Carolina Panthers beat the Atlanta Falcons 25-15 on a wet Thursday evening.

The Panthers (3-7) piled up a season-high 232 yards on the bottom, and Eddy Pineiro kicked 4 subject objectives after he missed two crucial kicks in a 37-34 extra time loss to the Falcons 11 days earlier.

Marcus Mariota completed 19 of 30 for 186 yards and two touchdowns, however was sacked 5 occasions and intercepted as soon as.

Atlanta fell to 4-6, leaving Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) alone atop the NFC South. The Bucs play Sunday in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks in Munich, Germany.

Carolina improved to 2-3 since coach Matt Rhule was fired and changed on an interim foundation by Steve Wilks.

Foreman, who ran for 118 yards and three TDs within the final assembly on Oct. 30 in Atlanta, capped off a vital seven-play, 84-yard drive with a 12-yard landing run off proper sort out to offer Carolina a 19-9 lead with 1:51 left within the third quarter.

Laviska Shenault Jr. celebrates after scoring.Scott Kinser/CSM/Shutterstock

The Falcons lower Carolina’s result in 22-15 when Mariota discovered a wide-open KhaDarel Hodge for a 25-yard landing with 3:01 left within the sport after the Panthers botched a protection project. Younghoe Koo, who had made 71 straight additional factors, missed his second PAT of the sport to maintain the margin at seven factors.

The Falcons acquired one final shot to tie the sport, taking up at their very own 34 with 2 1/2 minutes to play. However Carolina’s Marquis Haynes sacked Mariota twice and the Falcons turned the ball over on downs at their 15.

D’Onta Foreman scores within the third quarter. Getty Photos

Carolina’s protection, which allowed Cincinnati’s Joe Mixon to run for 153 yards and 4 touchdowns — and the Bengals to amass 241 dashing yards as a staff — on Sunday, held the league’s fourth-best dashing assault to 138 yards.

Atlanta got here in averaging 162.9 yards on the bottom.

The Panthers usually stacked the field and offered out in opposition to the run, daring Mariota to beat them.

Marcus Mariota is sacked throughout the Falcons’ loss to the Panthers. AP

Shenault gave Carolina a 10-0 lead within the second quarter when he caught a swing cross from P.J. Walker after circling the backfield in movement and raced down the left sideline previous 5 Falcons defenders — two of whom collided and took one another out of the play. The landing was dominated a rush as a result of Walker’s toss was not a ahead cross.

Pineiro, who missed a profitable additional level on the finish of regulation and a subject objective in extra time within the earlier assembly with the Falcons, linked on subject objectives of 46, 49, 40 and 37 yards for Carolina on a moist subject. He missed one additional level.

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