Sunday, December 27, 2009

31-3 Panthers; Smith hurt

Carolina just scored again early in the third quarter on a 27-yard TD pass from the sizzling hot Matt Moore to Steve Smith, but the play came with a cost.

Smith took a couple of hard hits in the end zone, and he didn't celebrate the TD much at all. Instead, he was in obvious pain and appeared to be holding his wrist. He was driven off the field shortly after that and has apparently gone for X-rays. It has officially been announced as a "left arm injury" with Smith's return described as questionable, but I'd be stunned if he came back, given the score.

In the meantime, there's no longer any question who's going to win this game -- only the score is in question. The Panthers' 31-3 lead is no fluke, as they are dominating the Giants (just as they did the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday) in every aspect. The Giants did finally get on the board with a 40-yard field goal midway through the third quarter, which earned a derisive Bronx cheer from the Giants fans.

Carolina took the opening drive of the second half and went 71 yards in only four plays. Besides the TD, Jonathan Stewart had a 30-yard run on the drive. We'll keep you updated on Steve Smith's injury.

7 comments:

Curtis said...

This is what we could not do earlier in the year...with a lead, come out slinging the ball. Step on the other teams throat. Finish it rather than playing just not to lose.

Jennifer said...

Dag Smitty was having fun today to....Ok lets finish this....and to think I took the Cats by six...Woot Woot!!

Jennifer said...

Joe and Aikman just said Smitty has a broken arm?

Has that been confirmed Mr. Scott?

Anonymous said...

Matt Moore said "my wrist was on fire as I was lettin em go" Go Panthers!!

Curtis said...

If only Jennifer we had seen this sooner...sigh, oh well - it's something to talk about for training camp / next year.

I wonder if Smitty, who will probably go on IR, made it to 1000 yards? I know he was close coming into the game - hope he got it.

Jennifer said...

I did my le-sigh on the other post...After all this just when Smitty and Moore were finally feeling it ....

Mike said...

I'd be surprised if Smith did not break his arm on that catch. Concerning Matt Moore, his performance since taking over for Delhomme has been wonderful in my opinion. Fox should have to explain to Mr. Richardson the reason he did not switch out Delhomme earlier in the year.