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Bridgewater's 2 TDs, Burris pick lead Panthers over Falcons

The Falcons dropped to 0-5 for the first time since 1997, turning up the heat even more on embattled coach Dan Quinn.

ATLANTA — Carolina's Teddy Bridgewater threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns, Juston Burris made a huge interception in the end zone and the Carolina Panthers held on for a 23-16 victory over winless Atlanta. 

The Atlanta Falcons dropped to 0-5 for the first time since 1997, turning up the heat even more on embattled coach Dan Quinn.

Carolina won its third in a row to improve to 3-2 on the season. The Panthers built a 20-7 halftime lead behind Bridgewater’s touchdown passes to D.J. Moore and Mike Davis. 

Atlanta rallied, but Burris picked off a badly underthrown pass from Matt Ryan.