Sunday, November 15, 2009

Panthers win 28-19 over Atlanta

Carolina just clinched a 9-point victory over Atlanta by stopping the Falcons quickly on defense and running out the clock following Jonathan Stewart's 45-yard TD run.

The Panthers' 28-19 win improves Carolina's record to 4-5. The Panthers will have a chance to even that mark Thursday night, when they face Miami.

It was virtually a mistake-free game for the Carolina offense, which didn't turn the ball over. For the third straight game, Jake Delhomme didn't throw an interception.

The Panthers' defense came up with a couple of key interceptions of Atlanta's Matt Ryan -- by Sherrod Martin and Richard Marshall -- and that made the difference.

"Double Trouble" was huge in this one -- DeAngelo Williams and Stewart both ran for more than 80 yards. And the Panthers caught a break when Atlanta's powerhouse RB Michael Turner missed the entire second half with a severe ankle sprain -- he had rushed for 111 yards in the first, and the Falcons' offense was not the same without him.

I'll have my "5 Things I Liked About the Win" post coming in about an hour or so. This was a big one for the Panthers, who have now won four of their past six and are creeping back a little in the NFC.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

Great game by Jake today!!!

Very nice run by Stewart....Always good to see DT smiling on the sidelines...

Looking for the update on Gross, hope it isnt a break <:-(

Way to go Panthers, enjoyed the game..

And Curtis...stay away from those Falcon blogs <:-)

Anonymous said...

BIG WIN!!! GO PANTHERS!!!

Julie said...

The Falcons may have lost Michael Turner, but I think us losing Jordan Gross was a bigger loss. We were still able to overcome this though and win the game. Go Panthers!

Curtis said...

Ha ha...well, those Falcons fans deserve a little "in your face" after some of the awful posts they put up on our site this week. Maybe a few of them will come back on here for a little abuse, but I doubt it. For now though, I'll stick around here and throw out a few insults to those who deserve it ;)

Jennifer said...

Haha...they will arrive shortly Im sure to tell you, how we won because Turner was out...But as they so eagerly like to tell us...A win is a WIN!!

I agree Julie, Gross being out indefinitely, is another blow to our already accident prone team...

panthernation said...

ESPN reporting Gross has broken ankle, according to John Fox.

Anonymous said...

Adam Schefter reporting that Jordan Gross has a broken ankle. Buzz kill.