Welcome to "Scott Says," the online edition -- my new blog on all things related to sports in the Carolinas.
Let's get right to it -- here are the 10 things I liked the most about Carolina's dramatic 26-24 win over San Diego Sunday, which was decided on the final play of the game when Jake Delhomme drilled a 14-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dante Rosario in the back of the end zone:
Jake Delhomme is unable to get the team in the end zone all day and yet gets them there on the final play. The guy has always had serious mojo. Didn't this remind you of Delhomme's first-ever game as a Panther, when Carolina edged Jacksonville on the pass to Ricky Proehl at the very end?
2. Dante Rosario. Can you say Wesley Walls? This guy was the Panthers’ best receiver all day.
3. Chris Harris stripping the ball to cause a defensive touchdown. Harris gets burned occasionally in coverage, but no one can get the ball out like he can.
4. The Panthers’ “alternate” blue uniforms, which they should wear more often.
5. John Fox teams on the road. It’s been Fox’s trademark here through the years – his teams play far better on the road than at home. Can they continue this momentum in what should be a very winnable game against Chicago at home next Sunday?
6. DeAngelo Williams and the offensive line. I liked Stewart, too, but DeAngelo was superb.
7. The Panthers’ run defense against LT.
8. Muhsin Muhammad back in his familiar No.87.
9. Rhys Lloyd on kickoffs and John Kasay on field goals. If you don’t think that’s worth two roster spots, you’re crazy.
10. Scoring 26 points without Steve Smith in uniform. Even though seven came courtesy of a defensive touchdown, that’s very impressive. Just a superb effort for the Panthers today.
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