The Falcons scored a much-needed win as they held off the Panthers 25-17 on Thursday Night Football in Charlotte.
Todd Gurley and Matt Ryan each ran for scores as Atlanta improved to 2-and-6.
Julio Jones hauled in seven passes for 137 yards and Blidi Wreh-Wilson capped the win with a late interception.
Teddy Bridgewater passed for 176 yards, a touchdown and a pick for Carolina.
He left briefly in the second half after a hard hit but returned in the fourth quarter.
The Panthers are on a three-game slide and fell to 3-and-5.
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