Carolina just keeps piling it on the New Orleans Saints. Another John Kasay field goal, this one from just under 40 yards, has given the Panthers a 20-3 lead with 8:06 left in the third quarter.
That field goal was set up by excellent special-teams play. First, Quinton Teal downed a Jason Baker punt inside the New Orleans five. Then, after the Panther defense held the Saints to a three-and-out again (and Mark Brunell is really looking horrible), Captain Munnerlyn returned a punt 31 yards.
Carolina couldn't move it from there on three running plays, but Kasay's field goal meant Carolina now has a three-possession lead over the Saints (not that they'll need it the way Brunell is throwing the ball).