Lowly Panthers Upend Mighty Falcons

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The Carolina Panthers found their defining moment Sunday.


After some players said earlier in the week they wanted another shot at the Atlanta Falcons after a bitter last-second loss to them in late September, the Panthers backed up their bravado with an impressive 30-20 victory Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

The Falcons (12-2) entered the game with the best record in the NFC and tied with Houston for the best record in the NFL.

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