The Panthers just won their first game of the season, 20-17 -- with a naked bootleg from Jake Delhomme clinching the win at the end of the game.
The Panthers forced Washington to punt at midfield and needed a couple of first downs to ensure that Washington didn't get the ball back.
They got them -- first on a tough run by DeAngelo Williams and then, on third-and-8 from their own 25, on Delhomme's bootleg.
Delhomme faked to the left and then had to beat Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall one-on-one to the right to make the first down. Hall had hold of him, but Delhomme fought through the tackle to barely pick up the first down.
He then jumped up, his left shoulder pad hanging out, and started celebrating wildly. For the first time in 2009, Carolina had won a game.
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