The Panthers came right back on their own first drive in this game, scoring on Jake Delhomme's 15-yard TD pass to Steve Smith. That was one of three times Nos.17 and 89 linked up on the drive -- the others were for 24 and 27 yards.
It's no secret the Broncos are a fantastic offensive team and a very challenged defensive one, so this may be a game like Panthers-Packers earlier this season (35-31). I picked Carolina to win, 30-24, and now I'm thinking that may be too low for both teams.
We haven't played even 7 minutes, and it's 7-7.