The Touchdown Machine is rolling again. DeAngelo Williams just scored his fourth TD of the game, a 30-yard burst, to quiet the Giants Stadium crowd and put Carolina ahead, 28-20, with 12:50 left in the fourth quarter.
It was good timing for the Panthers, who had done nothing offensively in the third quarter. It was also Williams' NFL-leading 20th TD of the year.
It wouldn't have happened except for the fact the Panthers converted a key third-and-10 from midfield on the play before. Behind excellent protection, QB Jake Delhomme fit the ball in a tight window to WR Dwayne Jarrett, who held on for a 20-yard gain.
On the next play, as the Giants defense reeled a little, Williams scored again. There's still a lot of time left, but that was a very big one.