Posted: 3:57 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013
By James Dator
The Carolina Panthers extended their win streak to four games on an afternoon where Cam Newton was unable to be Superman. Sunday's 34-10 victory puts the Panthers just one game behind in the NFC South.
Newton entered Sunday's game on a three game streak where the Panthers quarterback did not turn the ball over, completing 77-percent of his passes and leading the team to a 3-0 record. Against the Falcons he was far from perfect, throwing two interceptions and posting a 68.4 passer rating -- but the support of his teammates allowed the offense to shine. Receivers made big catches when they counted, and an 8-yard touchdown run by Newton sealed a Panthers victory.
The Atlanta Falcons simply didn't have enough weapons to remain in a shootout, especially with Matt Ryan's suspect decision making. He threw three interceptions on Sunday, including a pick-six that helped seal the victory for Carolina. Injuries made the game difficult to overcome, but poor passing made it impossible, especially on a day where Atlanta could have remained in the game as they intercepted Newton twice and ran the ball successfully.
Cam Newton threw two interceptions, but still managed 271 all-purpose yards, and two touchdowns.
Tony Gonzalez played well in the Falcons loss, finishing with 77 yards and a touchdown.
The Carolina Panthers were nine point favorites, according to OddsShark. Their big win means they covered easily.
11/10: Atlanta vs. Seattle
11/10: Carolina vs. San Francisco