Matt Ryan, Julio Jones set records as Falcons beat Panthers

It seemed possible – even likely – they would meet again for a Super Bowl berth that Carolina claimed a season ago. You have to get to the QB to succeed in the NFL. Moments later, Newton was getting checked for a concussion after he slowed up at the goal line while scoring a 2-point conversion. Matt Ryan has returned to the man who carried the Falcons to the NFC Championship in 2012.

That’s at least true of their offence, which is the main reason behind their 3-1 start.

The Panthers return to practice Wednesday. Then they lost a 48-33 shootout Sunday in Atlanta.

INJURIES: Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis left the game with a hamstring injury early in the second half. Pressuring Carolina quarterback Cam Newton throughout the game and ultimately causing his exit in the fourth quarter due to a viscous hit at the goal line. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can.

New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick followed up an historically very bad six-interception performance last week with three picks in a 27-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Newton didn’t talk to the media after the game. Not where most anticipated four games into a seemingly murderous schedule.

Wilson injured the medial collateral ligament in his left knee last week against San Francisco and wasn’t his usual mobile self in this one, but his arm was plenty good.

Turnovers were killers against the Rams and Bills, with the Cardinals at minus-4 in both games in takeaway-giveaway differential. “But at the end of the day, it comes down to Julio making some plays”. Laurinaitis had started 115 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak among National Football League linebackers.

Carr went 25 for 35 for 199 yards.

The Ryan and Jones leading the way, the Falcons spoiled Carolina’s bid for a flawless regular season a year ago and this time solidified their hold on first place in the NFC.

Paxton Lynch became the fifth rookie quarterback to throw a touchdown pass this season when he connected with Emmanuel Sanders in Denver’s 27-21 victory over Tampa Bay.

Matt Ryan threw for over 500 yards.

“I would be naive to think that wouldn’t have been the case”, McDermott said.

It was the fourth and final game of Tom Brady’s suspension, and the prior three weeks while starting Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett at quarterback were so impressive that Bill Belichick and company could get away with treating Buffalo as little more than a preseason opponent.

The Browns had discussions about Gordon with other teams as recently as last week and were looking to acquire a first- or second-day draft pick, multiple sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Sunday was a no-show for Detroit’s offense and defense. The Falcons franchise quarterback completed 75.7 percent of his passes for 503 yards with four touchdowns to one interception. The shutout was the first at home for New England since 1993, and the first ever in Gillette Stadium. On the downside, we could be 0-3 in the division before Halloween. The rookie wideout was Houston’s leading receiver, with 81 yards and a touchdown on seven grabs, and added a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown that served as the eventual game victor. He has 412 yards.

Hoyer was on target in his second straight quarterback start with Jay Cutler nursing a sprained right thumb, completing 28 of 36 passes.

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