The Carolina Panthers travelled to face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8 of the 2022 NFL season on Sunday, October 30, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. While the visitors led 3-0 in the first quarter, they soon trailed 14-10 at the half. However, they made a comeback in the second half, equalising 34-34 at the end of regulation time, forcing overtime.

However, the Carolina Panthers could have avoided the overtime, only if wide receiver DJ Moore did not concede a penalty and the subsequent field goal was not missed. Moore took off his helmet at the end of a touchdown with only 12 seconds left on the clock. This resulted in a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, which also increased the length of their field goal. 

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This resulted in kicker Eddy Pineiro missing the field goal attempt and the game continued to overtime. This also led to the Panthers losing the game 37-34 in the overtime and missing the chance of going at the top of the NFC South standings.

Watch the missed field goal here:

Following the loss, the Carolina Panthers are currently at the bottom of the NFC South standings, with six losses and two wins. The Atlanta Falcons are currently at the top, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints occupying the second and third positions.

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The length of the field goal attempt that was missed by Panthers kicker Eddy Pineiro, increased because of a penalty that was conceded by them for the unsportsmanlike conduct by wide receiver DJ Moore. Moore took his helmet off after scoring a touchdown with 12 seconds left for the fourth and final quarter, resulting in a flag raising.

The Carolina Panthers recently sacked their coach and traded away important players such as Christian McCaffrey. While the move was criticised by the fans, they registered a win in the very next game, beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21-3 in Week 7.