4 major takeaways from the Panthers vs. Falcons matchup in Week 5

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The Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons squared off in an NFC South showdown during the NFL’s Week 5 slate.

It was the Falcons that managed to hold a narrow lead through the conclusion of the opening period. However, the Panthers scored 17 unanswered points before halftime to set up a 20-7 lead.

The Falcons attempted to rally back late and narrowed the disadvantage they faced on the scoreboard to 20-10 entering the final quarter. The Panthers held on and managed to win with 23-16 being the final score.

After getting this win, the Panthers now hold a 3-2 record entering a Week 6 matchup with the Chicago Bears. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons regressed to 0-5 and quickly made some leadership changes ahead of their upcoming game against the Minnesota Vikings.

With that being said, let’s take a look at four major takeaways from the Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons matchup in Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season.