1:00 PM ET, December 24, 2006
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
ATLANTA (AP) -- Chris Weinke credited his first win in five years to Carolina's renewed emphasis on the running game, while another Atlanta loss left Michael Vick wondering about his team's direction.
Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick became the first NFL quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards in a season Sunday. Vick, who needed only 10 yards to reach the mark, gained 17 on his first carry on the Falcons' opening possession.
|** through 15 games|
Atlanta Falcons kicker Morten Andersen hit a 40-yard field goal against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, passing Gary Anderson for most field goals made in NFL history.
The Falcons lost their last four home games of the season for the first time since 1989. ... Weinke's 17-game losing streak is the second-longest in NFL history. The Oilers' Dan Pastorini lost 21 straight from 1972-74. ... Vick and Dunn became the first quarterback-running back tandem to each rush for 1,000 yards in a season.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.1||4.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-1||0-0|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||10:36||Morten Andersen 40 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 10 plays, 61 yds, 4:28
|TD||15:00||Jeff King, 1 yd pass from Chris Weinke (John Kasay kick is good)|
Drive info: 16 plays, 73 yds, 10:36
|FG||1:54||John Kasay 42 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 7 plays, 19 yds, 2:58