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Stats and Superlatives: Panthers can't overcome turnovers in loss

StatsAndSuperlatives_week14

TEAM STATS

  • Carolina committed three turnovers while forcing one takeaway. Atlanta scored 13 points off turnovers.
  • The Panthers outgained the Falcons in net yards (334-318) and first downs (21-20) and scored touchdowns on all three trips to the red zone.
  • Carolina scored a touchdown on its first drive, and held Atlanta out of the end zone on its first drive. The Panthers currently lead the NFL with a +49 scoring margin in the first quarter, as the team has not allowed an opening-drive TD all season.
  • After holding the Falcons to 3-of-8 on third down in the first half, the Panthers allowed them to go 6-of-8 on third and fourth down in the second half.
  • The Panthers did not record a sack for just the third time this season and for the first time since Week 6.

PLAYER STATS

  • Quarterback Cam Newton scored a rushing touchdown for the fourth-straight game, tying his franchise record for most consecutive games with a rushing TD by a QB. Since 2011, only Arizona's Kyler Murray (5, 2020) has a longer streak.
  • Newton's touchdown was No. 267 through the air and ground in his career, tying him with Dan Fouts for 20th in NFL history.
  • Wide receiver Robby Anderson had season highs of seven receptions and 84 yards with a touchdown, his fourth receiving score of the season.
  • Wide receiver DJ Moore had 84 receiving yards, leaving him 62 yards shy of 1,000 for the year. He can become the third player (Steve Smith, Greg Olsen) in franchise history with three straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
  • Safety Jeremy Chinn led the Panthers with 13 tackles, bringing him to a team-high 91 stops on the season.
  • Defensive tackle Derrick Brown had two tackles for loss and two QB hits to go with four total tackles. It was his first game this season with multiple tackles for loss and multiple QB hits.

View photos from the Panthers-Falcons divisional matchup in Week 14 at Bank of America Stadium.

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