Offensive spotlight: Despite the loss, the standout player on offense in this game has to be Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore — for both the best and worst reasons. Moore hauled in six catches on 11 targets for 152 yards and a touchdown. That touchdown should have given his team the victory, but a penalty on Moore for celebrating pushed the extra point back. The extra point was ultimately missed, which is why the game went to overtime.
Defensive spotlight: On first review, Panthers cornerback C.J. Henderson earned the best defensive grade of anyone on either team. He snagged an interception in overtime that should have led to an easy field goal and a win after a great return by Henderson.
Rookie spotlight: Falcons rookie pass-rusher Arnold Ebiketie was second among rookies in QB pressures heading into this week, with 16. He added three more pressures on the day and was Atlanta’s top-graded pass-rusher on the defensive line.
Offensive line spotlight: Falcons offensive linemen Kaleb McGary and Chris Lindstrom will likely end up as the two highest-graded offensive linemen in this game. McGary even finished the game with an elite initial run-blocking grade on first review.
|PJ Walker||20.7||19 / 36||317||8.8||1||1||1||80.4|
|Marcus Mariota||24.4||20 / 28||253||9.0||3||2||2||105.2|
|Terrace Marshall Jr.||12.7||9||4||87||9.7||0||39|
|Laviska Shenault Jr.||7.6||6||5||26||4.3||0||13|