After a depressing 4-game losing streak, the Panthers finally won a game, and to make the win even sweeter, it was against division rivals, the Falcons.
We ran the ball 47 times for a total of 203 yards. QB Sam Darnold threw 13-24 for 129 yards, but was tragically taken out of the game in the 4th quarter with a concussion.
The Carolina defense forced 2 interceptions by Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan, with a key one being made by top linebacker Shaq Thompson.
“We have to play like this every week,” linebacker Shaq Thompson said in a press conference after the game. “It can’t be one side or the other; we have to pick each other up and really support each other. What you guys probably didn’t notice, when the offense was on the field, the defense was up. When the defense was on the field, the offense was up. That was big. That’s what we want to build this culture around.”
Here are the highlights from yesterday’s game: