Instant Reaction: Panthers 38, Falcons 0

The Falcons and the Panthers face off for the first time in 2015 in an NFC South battle at Bank of America Stadium. Take a look at these photos of gameday.

Jonathan Stewart scored on a one-yard run 3:32 into the game, and from there, matters only got worse for the struggling Falcons.

The Panthers quickly authored two more TD drives after Stewart found paydirt—one 93 yards, the other 80—and, more often than not, moved the ball at will. Atlanta, on the other hand, struggled mightily on both sides of the ball and ultimately fell, 38-0. This marks the Falcons' sixth consecutive loss.

By dropping under .500, losing all four divisional games and letting familiar issues linger, the Falcons have put themselves in an unfavorable position. Mathematically they haven't been eliminated from playoff contention, but it'll take a massive turnaround and a giant stroke of luck to extend this season beyond Week 17.

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