Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • CAR 283
    • 307 ATL
  • Turnovers

    • CAR 2
    • 1 ATL
  • Possession

    CAR ATL
    34:26 25:34
  • 1st Downs

    • CAR 16
    • 20 ATL

Game Information

Georgia Dome
,
Coverage: FOX
  • Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Line: CAR -7.5
Attendance: 70,427
99%
Capacity: 71,250
Referees: John Parry
12/30/2013 Associated Press

Cam helps Panthers clinch NFC South title

Cam Newton threw two touchdown passes, Greg Hardy had a team- record four sacks and the Carolina Panthers clinched the NFC South title by beating the Atlanta Falcons 21-20 on Sunday.

Scoring Summary

FOX1234T
Panthers0147021
Falcons737320
first QuarterCARATL
TD
8:49
Jason Snelling 9 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
11 plays, 80 yards, 6:17
06
XP
8:43
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
11 plays, 80 yards, 6:17
07
second QuarterCARATL
FG
10:05
Matt Bryant 42 Yard Field Goal is Good
9 plays, 21 yards, 3:08
010
TD
8:02
Melvin White 8 Yard Interception Return
1 plays, 5 yards, 0:46
710
XP
7:57
Graham Gano Kick is Good
1 plays, 5 yards, 0:46
710
TD
0:24
Ted Ginn Jr. 3 Yard Pass From Cam Newton
13 plays, 93 yards, 3:58
1310
XP
0:19
Graham Gano Kick is Good
13 plays, 93 yards, 3:58
1410
third QuarterCARATL
TD
9:58
Roddy White 39 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
5 plays, 84 yards, 2:49
1416
XP
9:50
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
5 plays, 84 yards, 2:49
1417
TD
4:30
Greg Olsen 7 Yard Pass From Cam Newton
10 plays, 66 yards, 5:30
2017
XP
4:20
Graham Gano Kick is Good
10 plays, 66 yards, 5:30
2117
fourth QuarterCARATL
FG
7:14
Matt Bryant 37 Yard Field Goal is Good
17 plays, 72 yards, 8:33
2120

Research Notes

  • Matt Ryan was sacked a career-high nine times Sunday against the Panthers. Greg Hardy recorded 4.0 of the sacks, a week after recording 3.0 against the Saints. Hardy had 8.0 sacks the first 14 games of the season.

  • Cam Newton went 2-of-8 against five or more pass rushers Sunday, including 1-of-6 in the first half. Despite the success, the Falcons used such pressure on only 15 percent of his second half dropbacks (38 percent in the first half).

  • Cam Newton scrambled six times for 47 yards Sunday, his most scrambles in a game this season. Four of those scrambles came on third down, with Newton picking up the first on three of those plays. Newton entered the week with an NFL-high 12 first downs on third down scrambles.- Newton finished the day with five first down rushes on third down. Vince Young in 2006 was the last quarterback with as many rushing conversions on third down.

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