Michael Turner found the endzone for the second time today with a 3-yard touchdown run giving the Atlanta Falcons a 24-7 lead in the third quarter. The Falcons answered a Carolina Panther touchdown that trimmed their lead to 10 with a five-play, 29-yard drive that used up just over one minute of game time.
Turner has 20 carries for 77 yards and two scores while Roddy White has seven catches for 68 yards. Matt Ryan has thrown for 183 yards and one touchdown. He did throw a pick late in the second half as time expired. The Falcons have rolled up 265 yards of total offense and held the Panthers to negative-13 passing yards so far.
Turner’s touchdown was exactly the kind of answer a championship team would give when their lead was cut into. The Falcons biggest key now is to avoid injury and head to Seattle to play the Seahawks fully healthy.