Falcons Dominate Panthers 45-28

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Sunday, November 23, 2008. (AP) -- Michael Turner scored four touchdowns in what has been a career year, but the Atlanta Falcons have gotten used to their running back coming up big.

They never could've imagined what Harry Douglas was going to do Sunday.

The rookie receiver scored on a 7-yard end around, caught a 69-yard pass that set up a touchdown, then finished off the Carolina Panthers with a 61-yard punt return that carried the Falcons to a 45-28 win in a game they couldn't afford to lose in the NFC South.

Bouncing back from its first home loss, Atlanta (7-4) jumped out to a 17-0 lead, endured a Carolina comeback and blew it open in the fourth quarter to close within a game of the division lead.

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