The Atlanta Falcons lead the Carolina Panthers, 17-0, in their Week 14 NFC South showdown. Matt Bryant’s 39-yard field goal ended an 18-play, 64-yard drive that took nearly nine minutes off the game clock. The drive appeared it was headed for a touchdown but a tipped pass by Jon Beason and a miscommunication on the route between Harry Douglas and Matt Ryan opened the door for Bryant to work his field goal magic. The Falcons have outgained the Panthers 189 to 16 and have controlled the ball for over 19 minutes in the first half.
I guess overlooking the Panthers was not something this team was going to do. With two and half minutes left in the first half, the Panthers need to be careful because the way the Falcons offense is playing, it could 24-0 when both teams enter the locker room. Matt Ryan has thrown for 122 yards and Michael Turner has ruched for 62.