"I want to apologize to my teammates and the fans that were watching out there," Newton said. "Everybody was doing their job. I clearly had the first down, but I've just got to hold onto the football."
NOTES: Michael Turner scored on a 60-yard screen pass, the first touchdown reception of his nine-year career. ... Carolina S Haruki Nakamura had an early interception, but it was largely a day to forget. He was beaten on both of White's touchdown receptions, missed a tackle on Turner's scoring play and had the ball snatched away by White on the long pass that set up the winning field goal. ... The Falcons travel to Washington next Sunday, while Carolina hosts Seattle.
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