Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • ATL 362
    • 475 CAR
  • Turnovers

    • ATL 1
    • 0 CAR
  • Possession

    ATL CAR
    35:47 24:13
  • 1st Downs

    • ATL 25
    • 23 CAR

Game Information

Bank of America Stadium
,
Coverage: FOX
  • Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Line: ATL -3.5
Attendance: 73,292
99%
Capacity: 73,778
Referees: Ed Hochuli
12/9/2012 Associated Press

Newton dominates Falcons as Panthers hold on

Cam Newton threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 72-yard run as the Carolina Panthers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 30-20 on Sunday.

Scoring Summary

FOX1234T
Falcons0071320
Panthers797730
first QuarterATLCAR
TD
7:55
Greg Olsen 25 Yard Pass From Cam Newton
11 plays, 77 yards, 7:11
06
XP
7:49
Graham Gano Kick is Good
11 plays, 77 yards, 7:11
07
second QuarterATLCAR
FG
10:58
Graham Gano 24 Yard Field Goal is Good
17 plays, 72 yards, 9:17
010
FG
5:02
Graham Gano 41 Yard Field Goal is Good
7 plays, 31 yards, 3:45
013
FG
0:03
Graham Gano 31 Yard Field Goal is Good
13 plays, 64 yards, 3:35
016
third QuarterATLCAR
TD
11:13
Cam Newton 72 Yard Run
4 plays, 86 yards, 2:08
022
XP
11:01
Graham Gano Kick is Good
4 plays, 86 yards, 2:08
023
TD
4:53
Roddy White 4 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
13 plays, 84 yards, 6:13
623
XP
4:48
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
13 plays, 84 yards, 6:13
723
fourth QuarterATLCAR
TD
14:04
Julio Jones 11 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
11 plays, 80 yards, 3:41
1323
TD
13:57
Matt Ryan Pass to Roddy White For Two-Point Conversion is No Goo
11 plays, 80 yards, 3:41
1323
TD
4:24
Deangelo Williams 53 Yard Pass From Cam Newton
4 plays, 60 yards, 2:08
1329
XP
4:11
Graham Gano Kick is Good
4 plays, 60 yards, 2:08
1330
TD
0:56
Michael Turner 1 Yard Run
13 plays, 80 yards, 3:18
1930
XP
0:53
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
13 plays, 80 yards, 3:18
2030

Research Notes

  • Through 9 games this season, Cam Newton was certainly suffering from a sophomore slump. He had 8 Pass TD and 10 interceptions. His Total QBR of 36.4 was 31st among qualifying quarterbacks. But over the last 4 games, Newton has 8 Pass TD against zero interceptions. His QBR of 85.7 since Week 11 is first among all qualifying quarterbacks.

  • Cam Newton posted a 97.0 Total QBR in Carolina's win over the Falcons, the 2nd-highest by any player with at least 40 action plays in a single game this season and the highest by any Panther over the last 5 seasons.

  • NEXT LEVEL: The Falcons defense was unable to get off the field, allowing the Panthers to convert 9-of-15 third-down attempts. Carolina converted all five of their third downs with 2 yards or less to go. Coming into the game, the Falcons had allowed just 42 percent of such third downs to be converted, fourth in the league.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Cam Newton's 72-yard rushing touchdown on a zone-read option was the longest option run of his career, and more rushing yards on the option than he has had in a single career game.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Cam Newton and the Panthers gained 172 yards on 17 play-action plays against the Falcons. Atlanta had entered the week with the lowest Total QBR allowed when facing play action (28.2). Newton's touchdown pass to DeAngelo Williams was only the second one given up by the Falcons this season on play action.

  • Cam Newton posted a 97.0 Total QBR in Carolina's win over the Falcons. It was the highest single-game QBR of his career and the highest by any Panthers QB over the last 5 season.

  • Cam Newton is the FIRST player in NFL history with at least 250 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in a game.-------------FROM ELIAS:Cam Newton is the 5th player in NFL history with at least 200 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in a game.

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