Attempted to chase 1st place when Falcons Water was overtaken by Falcons linebacker in the third quarter Dante Fowler Jr.. Bridgewater went down and was immediately attacked by Charles Harris.
The quarterback landed on the field for a while before being ejected from the field to be watched by the training staff. Harris was fined for unnecessary toughness and kicked out of the game. PJ Walker came in for Bridgewater and led the Panthers to a field goal to reduce their deficit to two points.
Fowler and Harris were accused of making dirty plays in the Bridgewater victory.
The former Louisville standout came back into play in the fourth quarter.
Bridgewater entered the 2020 season as a starting quarterback Minnesota Vikings. Bridgewater suffered a serious knee injury that almost cost him his life before the start of the 2016 season. He will see one more look for the Vikings before he and the team progress.
He will play two seasons New Orleans Saints Behind Drew Breeze. Last season, when Breeze went down with an injury he was 5-0 in five starts.
The Panthers were 3-4 as they entered Thursday night’s game. He had 1,930 passing yards and eight touchdown passes.