The Carolina Panthers showcased their running game during a rainy Thursday Night Football to win against the Atlanta Falcons. It was enough to hold off the Falcons’ comeback late in the game. Thus, the Panthers won with a score of 25-15.
Running back D’Onta Foreman of the Panthers ran 130 yards on 31 carries. Also, he had a touchdown. Laviska Shenault Jr added a touchdown as the Panthers ran 232 yards, the team’s season-high so far.
Panthers QB PJ Walker threw 108 yards. According to sportsbook pay per head blog sources, his performance came after the team benched him for two interceptions. Also, the win avenged their loss against the Falcons 11 days earlier, in which Panthers’ kicker Eddie Pineiro missed two field goal attempts.
Panthers Win Thursday Night Football Match
Pineiro made four field goals, despite playing in rainy conditions. In addition, Foreman thrived as a starter after the team traded away Christian McCaffrey in October. According to football and hockey betting picks experts, Carolina acquired Foreman as a free agent during the offseason.
Foreman has a total of 389 rushing yards in the last four games and four TDs. Panthers fans hope the team will offer him a long-term deal after the season. Also, interim coach Steve Wilks described Foreman’s performance as very impressive. He added that it meant a lot to the team to beat Atlanta after their defeat a few weeks ago.
On the other side of the field, Atlanta has been inconsistent during the season. The Falcons had impressive wins against the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, and Seattle Seahawks. However, they showed flaws. People questioned the team for their choice of starting quarterback.
The Falcons signed Marcus Mariota during the offseason after spending years as a backup QB for the Raiders. A provider of bookie pay per head services was unhappy with the signing because of Mariota’s weak passing ability.