"This game is impressive in its ability to consistently find new ways to completely enrage me," said Atlanta's Owner. Atlanta had multiple penalties throughout the game, totaling 65 YDs.
Although the penalties didn’t help, it was Atlanta's Defense that was unable to contain the potent Carolina Offense that doomed the Falcons. Carolina (Jimmy Moore Jr) was led Offensively by QB - Cam Newton (10-19, 214 YDs, TD, INT, 5 CAR, 38 YDs, TD), RB - T.J. Yeldon (18 CAR, 61 YDs, TD), WR - Curtis Samuel (4 REC, 94 YDs, TD) and WR - D.J. Moore (2 REC, 60 YDs).
Defensively, Atlanta was led by FS - Ricardo Allen (5 TKLs, INT), MLB - Deion Jones (4 TKLs, 2 TFL), CB - Desmond Trufant (3 TKLs, TFL) and CB - Tony Brown (4 TKLs).
Offensively, Atlanta was led by QB - Matt Ryan (14-23, 281 YDs, 2 TDs, 2 INTs, 2 CAR, 3 YDs, TD), RB - Devonta Freeman (14 CAR, 55 YDs, TD, FUM, 1 REC, 36 YDs), WR - Allen Byrd (5 REC, 75 YDs, TD) and WR - Kolby Listenbee (1 REC, 72 YDs, TD).
Carolina was led Defensively by MLB - Luke Kuechly (10 TKLS), DE - Derek Rivers (4 TKLs, 4 Sacks), DE - Aaron Lynch (2 TKLs, TFL, Sack, FF), CB - Donte Jackson (4 TKLs, INT) and CB - Kevon Seymour (2 TKLs, INT, TD).
Coming up in W6; Atlanta travels to New Orleans to take on the Saints and Carolina hosts Washington.