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             Winning: some teams are so used to it that they are complacent with it, while others are starving for it, practically begging for the chance to leave the field as the “top dogs”. Even though the Atlanta Falcons didn’t find themselves on either side of the spectrum prior to today, they definitely satisfied their faithful fanbase today, defeating the Carolina Panthers by a score of 31-17.           The Falcons got the scoring going at the end of the in first quarter, putting 7 points on the board on a one-yard run by Michael Turner, which effectively ended a 7 play, 81-yard drive by the Atlanta offense. After rookie quarterback Cam Newton led Carolina on a 13 play, 85-yard drive that ended with a one yard run by Jonathan Stewart and gave the Panthers a 10-7 lead, Matt Ryan got the Falcons going again, leading an incredible 12-play, 95 yard drive that ended with another touchdown, this one on a 1-yard pass from Ryan to fullback Ovie Mughelli, giving Atlanta a slim

Panthers QB Cam Newton Dating R&B Singer Ciara

Who knew that the two knew each other? Carolina Panthers superstar Quarterback Cam Newton is dating R&B singer Ciara. According to Media Take Out, Ciara officially came out about their relationship. Over the weekend, Newton was in Atlanta to take on the Atlanta Falcons (which he lost 31-17). Even though Newton had the lost, he still had something to smile about as he hung...

Falcons Expose Scam Newton

The Panthers led 17-14 going into the 4th Quarter in Atlanta. Their Heisman Trophy quarterback, Cam Newton, just miles from where he grew up could taste a sweet victory against his childhood team. Newton had scored a touchdown and done a Deion Sanders’ like high-step dance to celebrate in the endzone. The Hall of Famer who wore No. 21 for the Falcons was honored at halftime, but...

Ambitious Newton still finding place in the NFL

A loss to the Falcons Sunday drops the Panthers to 1-5 and for Cam Newton, puts him in a new position.

Can Cam Newton Get His First Divisional Victory?

Three things to watch in the upcoming NFC South battle between the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons.

One Day the Carolina Panthers Will Win a Super Bowl, Not This Year

Carolina Panthers fans are tired of hearing they have a good team.  They want to see it translate into a win. Here is my advice to Carolina fans, be patient.  It will take time for Head Coach Ron Rivera to find and implement his defensive personnel. Rookie play caller and Offensive Coordinator Rob Chudzinski is just learning how to best use his not so secret weapon, Cam Newton...

Atlanta Falcons 31, Carolina Panthers 17

The Falcons scored 17 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to finish off the Panthers today.  Cam Newton finally looked like a rookie today as he completed 21 of 35 passes for 237 yards with 0 TD passes and 3 INTs.  He also carried the ball 6 times for 50 yards (8.3 ypc) with 1 TD run.  Jonathan Stewart was busy in this game as he carried the ball 7 times for 48 yards (6.9 ypc...

Falcons’ 2nd Half Offense Comes to Life, Secure Win

This had been the story for at least two of the Falcons’ losses and at least one of their wins: The Falcons score some points in the first half, and then score little to none in the second half. Today however, that changed. Thankfully. The Carolina Panthers and their prized rookie came into town looking for their 2nd win of the season. And they were poised to win. But good teams...

Rewind: Falcons got back to power football

Falcons lineman Sam Baker blocks Carolina's Charles Johnson, giving Matt Ryan time to pass. Curtis Compton / FLOWERY BRANCH — In Cam Newton’s homecoming as a professional, the Falcons intercepted three passes and finished strong to post a 31-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers. The win, coupled with Tampa Bay’s victory over New Orleans, leaves the defending...

Obvious Must-Win as Falcons Host Panthers

Can Birds Finally Get Back on Track? Which Defense Will We See? (C.Compton/AJC) Well, to say that this season hasn’t gone as planned would be putting it lightly. There’s no shame in losing in the NFL, and there’s certainly no disgrace to losing to teams that were both in NFC Championship in January or a team that has had a meteoric rise with several great drafts and a division...

First quarter blog: Falcons 7, Panthers 3

ATLANTA The Falcons took advantage of a pass interference penalty on Panthers safety Charles Godfrey to take a 7-3 lead on the final play of the first quarter. On second-and-11, the Panthers sent strong safety Sherrod Martin on a blitz. But he was picked up by Michael Turner, giving Matt Ryan time to throw deep to Roddy White, who was interfered with in the end zone by Godfrey. On...

Falcons pick Newton three times, beat Panthers

Michael Turner ran for 139 yards and two touchdowns, Matt Ryan scored the tie-breaking TD with 7 minutes remaining, and Corey Peters came up with a huge interception, helping the Atlanta Falcons seal a 31-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
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