4:15 PM ET, November 23, 2008
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
ATLANTA -- Michael Turner handled the power game, lowering his head and ramming into would-be tacklers time after time. Harry Douglas turned up the speed, finishing off Carolina with an electrifying dash to the end zone.Thunder and Lightning carried the Atlanta Falcons to an impressive win Sunday in a game they couldn't afford to lose in the NFC South.
• Michael Turner has totaled 1,088 yards and 13 touchdowns on 251 carries this season for Atlanta. He amassed 316 yards and one touchdown on 71 carries all last season.
• The Falcons hold a 17-11 advantage in the all-time series against the Panthers, but Carolina has won five of the last eight.
• The Falcons have outscored opponents 88-24 in the first quarter in 11 games in 2008. They were outscored 105-71 in the first quarter of 16 games in 2007.
• Atlanta kicker Jason Elam has scored at least 1 point in 246 straight games, the second-longest streak in NFL history.
-- ESPN research
The Falcons had a season high for points, surpassing a 38-14 win over Kansas City. ... Carolina surrendered its most points of the season, nearly three times its season average of 15.5. ... Douglas set up Atlanta's second touchdown with a 27-yard punt return.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.4||6.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||11:16||Jason Elam 23 Yd||0||3|
|TD||05:03||Harry Douglas 7 Yd Run (Jason Elam Kick)||0||10|
|TD||13:20||Michael Turner 1 Yd Run (Jason Elam Kick)||0||17|
|FG||05:22||John Kasay 23 Yd||3||17|
|TD||12:21||DeAngelo Williams 5 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||10||17|
|FG||05:27||John Kasay 21 Yd||13||17|
|TD||14:57||Michael Turner 4 Yd Run (Jason Elam Kick)||13||24|
|TD||10:57||Jake Delhomme 12 Yd Run (Deangelo Williams Run For Two-Point Conversion)||21||24|
|TD||07:13||Michael Turner 1 Yd Run (Jason Elam Kick)||21||31|
|TD||04:47||Harry Douglas 61 Yd Punt Return (Jason Elam Kick)||21||38|
|TD||02:23||Muhsin Muhammad 16 Yd Pass From Jake Delhomme (John Kasay Kick)||28||38|
|TD||00:54||Michael Turner 16 Yd Run (Jason Elam Kick)||28||45|