Falcons defeat Panthers in their 2020 Thursday Night Football battle

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Atlanta Falcons won for the second time during the 2020 season. The team snapped their one game losing streak with the win.

The Falcons defeated the Carolina Panthers, 25-17, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley II celebrates after scoring a rushing touchdown with Hayden Hurst in the 25-17 win over the Carolina Panthers
Todd Gurley II celebrates after scoring a rushing touchdown with Hayden Hurst in the 25-17 win over the Carolina Panthers (Photo by the Atlanta Falcons/Instagram)

After having a fourth quarter collapse in a 23-22 loss to the Detroit Lions on October 25th, there was no fourth quarter collapse this time around. Atlanta has now won two of their last three games.

With the win, the Falcons improved to 2-6 on the season. Atlanta is now 2-2 on the road.

Related: Panthers’ Teddy Bridgewater returns in the fourth quarter

In addition, the team is 2-1 under interim head coach Raheem Morris. He replaced Dan Quinn, who was fired after a 0-5 start.

The Panthers fell to 3-5 under first-year head coach Matt Rhule.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan went 21 of 30 for 281 yards. He had an interception.

Brian Hill had 11 carries for 55 yards. Julio Jones had seven receptions for 137 yards.

Related: Falcons’ Charles Harris ejected for hit on Teddy Bridgewater

Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went 15 of 23 for 176 yards. He had one touchdown pass and one interception.

Bridgewater was removed in the third quarter following a hit to the head. He was replaced by P.J. Walker, who signed with the Panthers in the off-season after playing for the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks.

Mike Davis led the backs with 13 carries for 66 yards. DJ Moore had two receptions for 55-yards, including a 42-yard reception in the fourth quarter.

Ryan and Todd Gurley II scored rushing touchdowns for the Falcons. Younghoe Koo also made four field goals. 

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Curtis Samuel combined for both of the Panthers scores. He scored a rushing touchdown, then caught a receiving touchdown from Bridgewater. 

Joey Slye also made a field goal. 

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