The Panthers didn't run the ball worth a darn in the first half. But that just changed -- DeAngelo Williams just turned a sweet cutback into a 56-yard TD run and a 27-10 Carolina lead.
In the first half, Carolina rushed for only 24 yards in 12 carries -- a far cry from the franchise-record 299 they had against Tampa Bay Monday night. Williams had just 8 carries for 17 yards and had been thoroughly bottled up.
But Carolina just had one of those Tampa Bay-esque drives, taking only 4 plays to go 80 yards on their first possession of the third quarter.
On the TD, Williams started left, saw nothing, cut back, looked like he was maybe going to go way outside right and then instead saw a seam straight up the middle and burst through. Four Broncos were in pursuit, but none came close.
It was Williams' 16th TD of the season. He already has a team-record 14 rushing TDs this season and has now gone over the 1,200-yard mark.
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