WATCH: Matt Ryan connects with Calvin Ridley for 75-yard touchdown

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Atlanta Falcons' Calvin Ridley (18) runs for a touchdown after a catch against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Falcons started the second half against the Carolina Panthers in the best possible way, with a 75-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to rookie Calvin Ridley.

Ridley came wide open on the play while streaking down the left sideline and Ryan put the ball exactly where it needed to be. The Falcons' rookie receiver did the rest, running away from a pair of Panthers defenders to give Atlanta a 17-10 lead on the first play after halftime.

The play was Ridley's second 75-yard touchdown catch this season; he caught the first against the New Orleans Saints in Week 3.

The Falcons face the Carolina Panthers this Sunday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. Get your inside look here.

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