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Bridgewater's 2 TDs, Burris pick lead Panthers over Falcons

The Carolina Panthers earned their third straight win of the season under first-year Head Coach Matt Rhule.
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Carolina Panthers strong safety Juston Burris (31) celebrates his interception with Carolina Panthers free safety Tre Boston (33) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

ATLANTA — Teddy Bridgewater threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns, Juston Burris made a huge interception in the end zone and the Carolina Panthers held on for a 23-16 victory over winless Atlanta. 

The Falcons dropped to 0-5 for the first time since 1997, turning up the heat even more on embattled coach Dan Quinn. Carolina won its third in a row to improve to 3-2 on the season. T

he Panthers built a 20-7 halftime lead behind Bridgewater’s touchdown passes to D.J. Moore and Mike Davis. Atlanta rallied, but Burris picked off a badly underthrown pass from Matt Ryan. 

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