1:00 PM ET, December 12, 2010
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It was cold and damp, more than half the seats were empty and an infighting, one-win team playing out the string was on the other side of the field.Cause for the NFC's top team to come out flat? Not for these Atlanta Falcons, thanks to a big play on the first snap from scrimmage.
Turner The Burner
Michael Turner ran for three TDs Sunday. It's the ninth time he's had multiple rushing TDs as a Falcon, tying for the franchise lead.
• Atlanta picked up its seventh straight win while Carolina lost for the seventh consecutive time.
• The Panthers have lost 12 games in a season for the third time in team history and first time since going 1-15 in 2001.
• Michael Turner scored three rushing TDs, his fourth game with at least three rushing TDs since joining the Falcons in 2008, no player in the NFL has more in that span.
• Roddy White finished with 79 receiving yards to go over 1,200 yards for the season for the third time in his career. White passed Andre Rison's Falcons record of two 1,200-yard seasons.
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Gonzalez's TD catch was the 87th of his career, tying him with Andre Reed for 11th in league history. ... Abraham has nine sacks in the past eight games. ... Panthers DE Everette Brown (wrist) left early in the fourth quarter. ... Panthers WR Armanti Edwards threw one pass for no gain out of the wildcat formation.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.5||5.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||4-4||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||13:41||Tony Gonzalez 4 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 29 yds, 1:18
|TD||6:54||Michael Turner 1 Yard Run (Matt Bryant Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 73 yds, 4:40
|FG||2:38||Matt Bryant 39 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 18 plays, 64 yds, 8:48
|TD||10:36||Mike Goodson 13 Yard Run (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 81 yds, 2:21
|TD||4:46||Michael Turner 3 Yard Run (Matt Bryant Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 49 yds, 1:37
|FG||9:48||John Kasay 36 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 52 yds, 3:01
|TD||4:17||Michael Turner 4 Yard Run (Matt Bryant Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 16 yds, 1:52
ESPN Stats & Information