The Carolina Panthers’ bid to become the third 15-0 team in NFL history went down in Atlanta this afternoon as the Atlanta Falcons took them down 20-13. MVP-favorite Cam Newton threw for a paltry 142 yards, but he rushed for 46 yards and a touchdown. Julio Jones carried the Falcons with 178 yards and a pair of scores, including one of the best catches of year.
The Panthers had a chance to tie it up late, as Newton had 1:30 and no timeouts to drive 80 yards, but he fumbled the game away. The Falcons could have made the playoffs through a wild combination of circumstances before the game, but despite the win, they will be staying home.
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