Sunday, November 15, 2009

Atlanta cuts Panther lead to 14-10

Atlanta just sliced Carolina's lead to 14-10 with a 14-play, 80-yard drive -- the third 80-yard TD drive of this game (Carolina has the other two).

The Falcons took a big gamble and had it pay off -- with the aid of an official's flag. On fourth-and-8 from the Carolina 37, Atlanta coach Mike Smith decided to go for it. Ryan threw an incomplete slant pass to Roddy White, who was covered tightly by Chris Gamble. After the ball went incomplete, a late flag came sailing in -- interference on Gamble.

From there, Atlanta marched down to the 1, getting a key third-down conversion on another pass to White. On third-and-goal from the 1, Ryan pitched wide to Jason Snelling for the TD.

That made it 14-10, Carolina. Michael Turner missed the last part of the drive for Atlanta -- team trainers appear to be working on Turner's ankle on the sideline. Turner already has 111 yards in only nine carries.

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