Sunday, October 11, 2009

Panthers down 10-2 at halftime

No, that's not a score from a lopsided playoff game: Carolina trails Washington by a 10-2 score at halftime before some disgruntled fans at Bank of America Stadium.

Washington got a field goal to increase its 7-2 lead to 10-2 with about 90 seconds to go, leaving the Panthers what should have been plenty of time to run a 2-minute drill EXCEPT:

1) They had already used up all their timeouts.

2) They insisted on throwing very short to the middle of the field.

Because of that, the drive quickly ran out of time at the Washington 45. Instead of trying a 62-yard field goal on the final play of the first half, the Panthers instead tried to get lucky on an end zone tipped ball. But Jake Delhomme's throw was too wide and ended up slightly out of bounds; Muhsin Muhammad actually grabbed it, but there was no doubt Moose was out of bounds.

So, 10-2 at halftime, and it's been a l-o-o-o-ng time since Carolina has scored a touchdown (in the second quarter of the Dallas game on Sept.28, to be exact).

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