Sunday, December 21, 2008

Panthers up 21-13 at half (and a snowball warning)

Carolina goes into halftime with an 8-point lead, with three DeAngelo Williams TDs providing the margin so far. Williams now has an NFL-high 19 TDs this season.

The Giants sliced Carolina's lead from 21-10 to 21-13 with a 35-yard John Carney FG with less than a minute left. Jon Beason had a chance to make an interception to end that drive, but dropped a ball that was first deflected by Julius Peppers.

Still, the half has gone very well for the Panthers, who would have gladly taken an 8-point lead halfway through the game if someone had offered it. Both teams have scored on 3 drives in the first half, but Carolina has been able to punch it into the end zone every time and the Giants only once -- that's the difference.

Incidentally, there could be a dangerous situation here. Although there's no snow on the field because of the tarp that covered it, there's snow all over the stands. A few angry fans have tossed snowballs so far onto the field when angry at a perceived injustice by game officials -- once, after Steve Smith's "overturned-on-review" replay, there were enough snowballs that several Panthers put on parkas on the sideline for protection.

If there was a huge controversial call in this game that didn't favor the Giants, everybody better duck and cover.

2 comments:

Rodger said...

Any update on Jonathan Stewart? Hoping that he's OK.

Jennifer said...

Good to see Stewart back out there.