Monday, December 8, 2008

Panthers up 10-3 due to running game

The Panthers just put up only the 2nd rushing TD Tampa Bay has allowed all season, with rookie Jonathan Stewart going in standing up from 2 yards out.

The TD was set up by DeAngelo Williams' stunning 40-yard run, in which he broke a couple of tackles up the middle. Almost as big was Williams' 3rd-down conversion in which he broke the tackle of Derrick Brooks, the legendary Tampa Bay LB, to grab the first down.

Already, Carolina has scored more points than it did in that 27-3 fiasco of a loss to the Bucs Oct.12. It's obvious that RT Jeff Otah and C Ryan Kalil -- neither of whom played in that game -- are making a difference.

In that one, Carolina rushed for only 40 yards total. DeAngelo got that in one carry in this game.

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