Darnold leaves game with concussion in Panthers' 19-13 win over Falcons
FOX 46 CHARLOTTE – Inspite of losing their quarterback in the 4th quarter to a concussion, the Panthers had been equipped to snap a 4-activity skid, defeating the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, 19-13.
Showing in his first game considering that staying traded from the New England Patriots, Stephone Gilmore picked off Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan after returning from the two-minute warning to protected the win.
The match received chippy in the 3rd quarter. Very first up, Carolina receiver Robby Anderson took a major strike and each teams, and coaches, just about got concerned in a scuffle at midfield. Then in the 4th, Panthers QB Sam Darnold bought his helmet partially knocked off and, gingerly, went to the bench and would not return. He was later on identified with a consussion and his position for future week’s match is uncertain.
PJ Walker enetered and was capable to hand it off to Chuba Hubbard, who punched it in the endzone from 6 yards out and Carolina’s direct grew to 19-10 with 6 minutes to go and the Falcons could only answer late in the video game with one more FG.
For the second time in two weeks, the Panthers turned the ball in excess of on the to start with participate in of the match.
Darnold handed the ball of to Hubbard, who fumbled the ball, which was recovered by the Falcons, who would transform it into a field target, and a 3- lead to commence the recreation.
Panthers kicker Zane Gonzalez would knock in his 4th subject objective of the game with 3:34 still left in the 3rd, providing Carolina a 12-10.
Receiver DJ Moore appearewd to catch a touchdown move from Darnold halfway by way of the 1st quarter, nevertheless, the officials in Atlanta dominated it incomplete. A problem by Rhule failed. Carolina would settle for a discipline intention and a tie, 3-3.
Ryan connected with Cordarrelle Patterson for a touchdown to begin the 2nd quarter and get back the guide, 10-3. Shaq Thompson, returning from an injuries this week, intercepted Ryan with 3:32 remaining in the 2nd and the Panthers offense settled for however a further discipline aim, building it 10-9 heading into the lockeroom.
Darnold completed the recreation 13-24 passing with 129 yards, no TDs, and no TO’s. He rushed for 66 yards on 8 carries.
The Panthers host the New England Patriots next Sunday at 1 p.m.