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Panthers coach Rivera won't tolerate 'lazy' play on defense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera is still fuming about his team's performance, saying he won't tolerate laziness on defense following his team's 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Carolina's eighth-year head coach was upset after watching his normally stingy defense allow Matt Ryan and the Falcons to roll up 442 yards on offense Sunday and score on five of their first seven possessions.

The Falcons, playing without starting running back Devonta Freeman, ran for 170 yards and Ryan completed 23 of 28 passes for 272 yards and combined for four TDs. Tevin Coleman ran for 107 yards, snapping Carolina's string of 21 straight games without allowing an opposing running back to run for 100 yards.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
Tampa Bay 2001.000
Atlanta 110.500
Carolina 110.500
New Orleans 110.500
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: C. Newton496
Pass TDs: C. Newton3
Rush Yds: C. Newton100
Rush TDs: A. Armah1
Rec Yds: C. McCaffrey147
Rec TDs: D. Moore1
Int: D. Jackson1
Sacks: K. Short2.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 732 (16)
Passing Yards: 496 (22)
Rushing Yards: 268 (5)
Points per game: 20.0 (23)
Yards per game: 366.0 (16)
Touchdowns: 5 (19)
Field Goals: 2 (27)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 674 (13)
Passing Yards: 442 (7)
Rushing Yards: 264 (25)
Points per game: 19.5 (9)
Yards per game: 337.0 (13)
Touchdowns: 5 (23)
Field Goals: 1 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/12 C. Clark signed/unrest FA
9/12 D. Williams on IR right knee
9/11 D. White pract. squad add
9/11 D. Southward pract. squad del
9/11 K. Norton pract. squad add
9/10 K. Allen pract. squad del
9/6 J. Sirles cut
9/6 C. Cook pract. squad add
9/6 K. Norton pract. squad del
9/6 J. Sirles off IR undisclosed
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/16 D. Byrd knee (Out)
9/16 G. Olsen foot (Out)
9/16 C. Samuel illness (Out)
9/16 T. Turner concussion (Out)
9/12 D. Williams right knee (IR)
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