Sunday, December 14, 2008

17-10 Carolina: Panthers take 1st lead

The Panthers' Jonathan Stewart just waltzed in standing up from 2 yards out as Carolina took a 17-10 lead over Denver with 6:29 left in the second quarter.

It was good news for the Panthers that Stewart wasn't hurt -- he had left the game after a hard hit. And it also showcased the Panthers' first successful running of this late afternoon -- Carolina had rushed for only 9 yards in the first quarter.

The big play, though, was another pass. Jake Delhomme found Steve Smith down the middle for a 38-yard completion in the middle of the drive. Delhomme has already thrown for 155 yards, and Smith has 120 of them.

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