Panthers beat Falcons in another ‘Thursday Night Football’ slog

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — D’Onta Foreman admitted he was tired — at times completely gassed.

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But the Carolina Panthers running back said there wasn’t a chance he was going to tap on his helmet and ask to take a breather.

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He’s waited too long in his injury-plagued career for this opportunity.

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“When the game is on the line there is no coming out,” Foreman said.

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Foreman carried 31 times for 130 yards and a touchdown, Laviska Shenault added a 41-yard

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burst to the end zone and the Panthers beat the Atlanta Falcons 25-15 on a rainy Thursday night.

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Foreman’s 31 carries were the most by a Carolina running back since Nick Goings’ 36 in 2004.

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The Panthers (3-7) piled up a season-high 232 yards on the ground, and Eddy Pineiro kicked four field goals

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after he missed two critical kicks in a 37-34 overtime loss to the Falcons 11 days earlier.

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