Falcons defeat Panthers 30-28 on late field goal by Matt Bryanton September 30, 2012 at
“With some late-game heroics from Matt Ryan and Roddy white, the Falcons remained unbeaten on Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
With the offense backed up and 99 yards away from the endzone, Ryan and White came up with a spectacular play to set up a game-winning field goal by Matt Bryant with five seconds left.
The 30-28 victory was reminiscent of the victory that Ryan pulled over the Chicago Bears during his rookie season back in 2008
Their inability to protect Ryan nearly cost them in their game against the feisty Carolina Panthers before an announced crowd of 69,594 fans.
The two NFC South foes went back-and-forth for most of the game, before Carolina took a late lead. The Falcons fought back to improve to 4-0. Carolina dropped to 1-3.
The Falcons needed a mega-game from running back Michael Turner, who had accounted for more than 170 yards.
Behind two Ryan-to-Roddy White touchdown catches, the Falcons held a 17-14 halftime lead.
The Falcons opened the game in their no-huddle attack, but the well-rested Panthers were prepared for it.
On first down, they were all over White, who was the hot read, on a blitz.”
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