Sunday, October 24, 2010

Panthers win 23-20 after late heroics

Carolina has finally won its first game of the season, defeating San Francisco 23-20 at home with 10 late unanswered points.

The Panthers improve to 1-5 on the season. The 49ers drop to 1-6.

The Panthers turned the game around in a hurry, intercepting David Carr shortly after tying the game at 20-all and now getting a 37-yard field goal from John Kasay to take a 23-20 lead with 0:39 remaining.

Carr's underthrown pass was intercepted by Richard Marshall and Matt Moore (who threw for 308 yards) laid a gorgeous pass into Brandon LaFell for a 35-yard gain that set up Kasay's go-ahead field goal.

It was easily Carolina's highest point total of the season -- they more than doubled their NFL-low scoring average of 10.4 points per game.

Rookie David Gettis had eight catches for 125 yards in this one and two TDs; Brandon LaFell had six catches for 91 yards.

Carr had one last chance, but never really got close -- playing for the 49ers pretty much the way he played in Carolina.


Anonymous said...

Some people will still be unhappy because we barely beat a 1-6 team, but I wasn't that upset. At least we won a game. I also loved Gettis opening things up more. We couldn't run at all... yet we still won. And we won having made 3 turnovers (a big reason why the game was even close). I'm not ready to say we will go on a streak, but this was good.

Anonymous said...

A win is a win! Time to enjoy this one!

Matt Moore is back, and so is our offense.

Marty Hurney said...

Finally! Game balls to Foxy and the entire coaching staff!

Anonymous said...

Super Bowl here we come!

Anonymous said...

Hey Anonymous, why don't you let us celebrate our first win of the season? No one ever said we were going to the Super Bowl you sarcastic little shit.

Don't bring me down.

Nick said...

I give the game ball to Kasey. That 55 yarder was HUGE!!

Also props to Moore, Gettis for TOTALLY redeeming yourself, and James Anderson!!