Carolina Panthers lose first game of season to Atlanta

Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:23pm EST
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(Reuters) - The Carolina Panthers were beaten 20-13 by the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, ending the team's unbeaten streak in the National Football League.

The Cam Newton-led Panthers (14-1) missed their first opportunity to lock up home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)

Dec 27, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) scores a touchdown past Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen (69) in the second quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports