Thursday Night Football: Panthers lead Falcons 13-3 at halftime

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If you took the under for Thursday’s matchup between the Falcons and Panthers, you’re probably in good shape.

With wet and rainy conditions, offense was hard to come by in the first two quarters. While the Falcons got on the board as time expires in the second period, Carolina leads 13-3 at halftime.

The Panthers scored on their first drive with a 46-yard field goal by Eddy Piñeiro. But there was no more scoring until receiver Laviska Shenault took a backward pass 41 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown.

After an ugly interception by Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota, the Panthers got another 49-yard field goal to go up 13-0 with 1;47 left in the first half.

But the Falcons were able to go on a nice two-minute drive. Younghoe Koo connected on a 33-yard field goal to make the score 13-3.

Panthers QB P.J. Walker is 5-of-7 for 38 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. D’Onta Foreman leads with 55 yards on 14 carries.

On the other side, Mariota is 8-of-14 passing for 63 yards with a pick. Cordarrelle Patterson has 6 yards on 3 carries. Drake London leads with two catches for 19 yards.

The Panthers will have the ball first to begin the second half.

10 responses to “Thursday Night Football: Panthers lead Falcons 13-3 at halftime

  1. I just flipped my laundry and realized how much more entertaining that was than this game.

  2. Arthur Smith is a moron. He refuses to put the ball in the hands of his best playmakers.

  3. It’s in the 4th quarter and i’m still trying to figure out what Atlanta is doing making sure all 4 running backs are getting carries.

    Carolina is feeding Foreman and and he got into the flow and is getting a yard. Atlanta, every time the RB get’s a carry they swap him out and the running game sputters.

  4. I don’t know how Arthur Smith has a job coaching football. He was completely terrified to do anything except run the clock out until he was down 2 scores and the game was effectively over.

  5. Now he’s running the ball down two touchdowns with six minutes left in the game. I could coach a better game than Arthur Smith

  6. It’s a crime that Ridder is not in this game. The way Pitts is treated is a joke! God awful QB play and coaching

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