Turner, Falcons Run Past Woeful Panthers 31-10

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CHARLOTTE, NC – Michael Turner ran for 112 yards and
three touchdowns, Matt Ryan threw for another and the Atlanta
Falcons maintained their grasp on the best record in the NFC with a
31-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

The Falcons (11-2) built a 17-0 halftime lead, survived a brief
hiccup to start the third quarter, and cruised to their seventh
straight win. John Abraham and Kroy Biermann each had two sacks as
the Falcons became the latest team to shut down the NFL’s worst
offense.

Jonathan Stewart rushed for a season-best 133 yards, but lost a
fumble on Carolina’s first play from scrimmage to set up Atlanta’s
first TD. Things didn’t get much better for rookie Jimmy Clausen
and the NFL-worst Panthers (1-12), who dropped their seventh
straight.