The Carolina Panthers lost their fifth consecutive game as they fell, 19-17, to the Atlanta Falcons, who now lead the NFC South.
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The Atlanta Falcons suddenly find themselves in first place in the NFC South after pulling off their second consecutive win. They held on for a 19-17 victory against the Carolina Panthers to improve their record to 4-6.
The Falcons held a 16-3 lead at the end of the third quarter, but Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw two touchdown passes to give the Panthers a 17-16 lead.
Falcons kicker Matt Bryant kicked a 44-yard field goal to win the game though.
Quarterback Matt Ryan also had a solid game for the Falcons as he threw for 261 yards and a touchdown pass on 31-of-45 passing.
Wide receiver Roddy White led the Falcons in receiving with eight catches for 75 yards and a touchdown.
For the Panthers, Newton started off roughly but recovered later on to have a respectable performance with 292 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin had another impactful game with nine catches for 109 yards and a touchdown.