The only way the New York Jets can score in this game, apparently, is when the Panthers turn the ball over while trying to return a punt. Even then, the Jets only get a long field goal.
Since Carolina has now done that three times, however, the Jets lead 9-3.
The third punt-return error came from Kenny Moore, who caught a punt around his own 40, fell on his backside, got up, made a nice move and got whammed at midfield, causing Moore to cough it up.
The Jets moved the ball a little until the Panther reserve defense -- playing almost as well as the starters -- stopped them with help from some fine play from reserve defensive lineman Eric Moore.
So the Jets got a 49-yard field goal from Nick Folk and early in the fourth quarter it is:
New York Jets 9, Carolina 3