The Falcons lastly discovered a method to maintain on to a fourth-quarter lead as they edged the Panthers 25-17 on “Thursday Evening Soccer.”
The important thing for Atlanta was its protection. After giving up a pair of TDs to Curtis Samuel — a 12-yard rush up the intestine and a 29-yard seize on a flea flicker — the soiled birds buckled down and held Carolina to only three factors within the second half. The Falcons got here up with fourth-down stops on the Panthers’ final possession of the primary half and first possession of the second half, and Atlanta’s protection capped off an awesome night time with a latee interception within the pink zone by Blidi Wreh-Wilson to seal the sport.
Julio Jones was the offensive standout for the Falcons. Carolina saved him out of the top zone, however the huge receiver nonetheless hauled in seven catches for 137 yards.
Matt Ryan completed the sport finishing 21-of-30 passes (70 %) for 281 yards for Atlanta. He did not have any landing passes, however he did have a shock dashing rating as he fooled the Carolina protection on a 13-yard scramble into the top zone halfway by way of the third quarter to trim the Falcons’ deficit to 14-13.
Koo hit a 36-yard discipline aim as time expired on the finish of the primary half to present Atlanta the 16-14 lead heading into the locker room. Koo went 4-for-Four on discipline targets, making one other within the third quarter to present Atlanta a 19-14 lead.
Todd Gurley bought the ultimate rating for the Falcons on a 3-yard TD within the fourth quarter. Atlanta then had an opportunity to make it a two-score recreation, however Koo missed the PAT, leaving the door open for Carolina.
Sadly for the Panthers, their offense misplaced its rhythm down the stretch, maybe as a result of Teddy Bridgewater was shaken up on successful to the pinnacle by Charles Harris late within the third quarter. Harris was flagged and ejected for the hit, and Bridgewater momentarily left the sport.
The Panthers’ QB had an ideal 158.Three passer score within the first half, finishing 7-of-9 passes for 100 yards and a TD. However within the second half he was solely 8-of-14 for 76 yards and an interception. Most of these yards got here on Carolina’s ultimate drive, as he was lastly capable of join with wideout D.J. Moore for the primary time your complete night time on 13- and 42-yard completions. However his final throw ended up being his worst of the night time as he threw it up for grabs.
The Falcons (2-6) are nonetheless on the backside of the NFC South standings however creep a bit bit nearer, whereas the Panthers (3-5) drop their third-straight contest.
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Falcons vs. Panthers rating
Falcons vs. Panthers dwell updates, highlights from ‘Thursday Evening Soccer’
11:25 p.m. — FINAL: Falcons 25, Panthers 17.
11:24 p.m. — INTERCEPTION. Bridgewater throws it up for grabs and Blidi Wreh-Wilson picks it off. That’ll seal this one.
11:21 p.m. — HUGE THROW by Bridgewater on a 42-yard completion to D.J. Moore to get Carolina in Atlanta territory.
11:19 p.m. — Timeout, Panthers. Bridgewater is sacked to carry up third down and 17 on the Carolina 25-yard line. Panthers have two timeouts left, 1:47 to play.
11:15 p.m. — 2-minute Warning: Carolina has it, first and 10 at its 32-yard line.
11:12 p.m. — Large play by Carolina to power Gurley out of bounds on third down and power a punt. Panthers have it at their 5-yard line, 2:58 to play.
10:59 p.m. — Bridgewater comes again within the recreation however is not capable of get a lot going. Joseph Charlton lands a pleasant punt on the Atlanta 5-yard line, Falcons ball with 8:20 to play.
10:50 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, FALCONS. Todd Gurley punches it in from Three yards out. Koo misses the PAT and Atlanta leads 25-17 with 11:01 remaining in regulation.
10:43 p.m. — END OF 3Q: Falcons 19, Panthers 17. Atlanta has it, first and 5 on the Carolina 43-yard line to begin the fourth quarter.
10:37 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, PANTHERS. Joey Slye connects from 39 yards to trim the deficit to 19-17 with 2:59 left within the third quarter.
10:35 p.m. — Carolina will get a primary down on third and 7 after a tripping penalty and pointless roughness penalty. P.J. Walker comes into the sport for Bridgewater, who was harm on the play.
10:29 p.m. — FAKE PUNT ALERT. Jeremy Chinn will get the snap because the up again and beneficial properties 28 yards for the primary down at Atlanta’s 40-yard line.
10:22 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, FALCONS. Koo hits from 29 yards out and Atlanta leads 19-14 with 6:22 left within the third quarter.
10:10 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. Shut name for Carolina as a Mike Davis fumble is overturned and dominated an incomplete cross. Panthers cannot convert on third and 5 although and are stopped quick on fourth down, Atlanta takes over at its 43-yard line, 11:32 left within the third quarter.
10:03 p.m. — And we’re again. Bridgewater leads Carolina out to begin the second half.
9:47 p.m. — HALF: Falcons 16, Panthers 14. Koo hits a 36-yard discipline aim as time expires to present Atlanta the lead heading into the locker room.
9:41 p.m. — 2-minute Warning: Falcons have it, second and 10 on the Panthers’ 30-yard line.
9:37 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. Carolina cannot convert on fourth and 1 and Atlanta takes over at its 35-yard line with 3:55 left within the half.
9:27 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, FALCONS. Ryan fools the Carolina protection with a uncommon scramble for a 13-yard TD. Panthers’ lead is reduce to 14-13 with 8:02 remaining within the half.
9:11 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PANTHERS. Carolina will get artistic with the flea-flicker and Bridgewater throws it deep to Samuel for the 29-yard TD. Panthers lead 14-6 with 12:40 left within the first half.
9:08 p.m. — INTERCEPTION, PANTHERS. Matt Ryan is picked off by Donte Jackson on the primary play of the following Atlanta drive. Carolina takes over at Atlanta’s 40-yard line.
9:03 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Panthers 7, Falcons 6. Bridgewater is sacked on third down to finish the quarter. Fourth and 21 at midfield, Carolina will doubtless punt to begin the second quarter.
8:56 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, FALCONS. One other stable drive for Atlanta, however a sack on third down forces one other discipline aim, this one from 37 yards to make it 7-6 in favor of Carolina with 2:36 left within the first quarter.
Julio Jones continues to be cooking: 4 catches for 85 yards.
8:50 p.m. — Timeout, Falcons. Atlanta makes use of its second timeout of the half to keep away from a delay of recreation penalty. Third and 10, 4:44 left within the first quarter.
8:41 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PANTHERS. Curtis Samuel carries it up the center for a 12-yard TD and CArolina takes a 7-Three lead with 8:14 left within the first quarter.
8:28 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, FALCONS. Todd Gurley comes up inches wanting the road to realize on third down and Atlanta settles for a 20-yard discipline aim from Younghoe Koo to take a 3-Zero lead with 11:14 left within the first quarter.
Falcons have been capable of get Julio Jones concerned early, with two catches for 52 yards on the opening drive.
8:23 p.m. — We’re dwell! Matt Ryan leads the Falcons out for the opening possession.
( Updates will start at 8:20 p.m. ET. )
‘Thursday Evening Soccer’ begin time
- Date: Thursday, Oct. 29
- Kickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ET
All Thursday night time video games all through the 2020 NFL season will begin at 8:20 p.m. ET, now with extra TV choices because of the addition of Fox to the printed in Week 8.
NFL Week 8 schedule
Under is the whole schedule for Week 8 of the 2020 NFL season.
Thursday, Oct. 29
|Sport||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Falcons at Panthers||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Community, fuboTV|
Sunday, Nov. 1
|Sport||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Vikings at Packers||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Rams at Dolphins||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Raiders at Browns||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Steelers at Ravens||1 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Titans at Bengals||1 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Jets at Chiefs||1 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Colts at Lions||1 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Patriots at Payments||1 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Chargers at Broncos||4:05 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Saints at Bears||4:25 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|49ers at Seahawks||4:25 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Cowboys at Eagles||8:20 p.m.||NBC, fuboTV|
Monday, Nov. 2
|Sport||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Buccaneers at Giants||8:15 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|