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Gameday Blog: Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons

The Panthers face a desperate Falcons team looking to build on an encouraging start to the season.

ATLANTA — FINAL: Carolina 23 - Atlanta 16

The Carolina Panthers win their first game in Atlanta since 2014 in a dominant effort from running back Mike Davis and Teddy Bridgewater. Carolina now is tied for first place in the NFC South at 3-2 while Atlanta falls to 0-5.

Carolina 20 - Atlanta 13 | 8:49 - 4th

INTERCEPTION! Carolina picks of Matt Ryan in the endzone, preventing a game-tying touchdown after a lengthy Falcons drive. Panthers take over on the 20-yard line up a touchdown.

Carolina 20 - Atlanta 13 | 14:52 - 4th

Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo kicks another after a long Atlanta drive. It's a one-score game.

Carolina 20 - Atlanta 10 | 12:19  - 3rd

Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo drills a 46-yard field goal to cut the lead to 10.

HALFTIME:

Carolina 20 - Atlanta 7 | :29 - 2nd

Touchdown Panthers! After trailing early, Carolina QB Teddy Bridgewater passes to Mike Davis inside the RedZone for the score!

Carolina 13 - Atlanta 7 | 2:30 - 2nd

WOW! DJ Moore catches a short pass and takes it 57-yards TO THE HOUSE for a Panthers touchdown!

Atlanta 7 - Carolina 6 | 9:06 - 2nd

Another long drive ends in a made Joey Slye field goal. The Falcons' defense bent but hasn't broken early.

Atlanta 7 - Carolina 3 | 0:57 - 1st 

Following a 14-play, 62-yard drive, Panthers' kicker Joey Slye's field goal is good.

Atlanta 7 - Carolina 0 | 6:19  - 1st 

It's almost game time! WFMY News 2's Sean Higgins previews today's matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons: