Carolina just stunned the Superdome crowd again on a 39-yard DeAngelo Williams touchdown run, which gave the Panthers a 14-10 lead with 9:42 left in the third quarter.
The Panthers were two-TD underdogs entering this game. Could an upset be brewing?
This is the first time since Week 1 Carolina has led in the second half, and the first time since the 2009 season in which the Panthers have scored two touchdowns in the same game.
The drive had one very key play just before Williams' TD run. On a third-and-4 from outside field goal range, Clausen threw wide to Dwayne Jarrett. The ball was deflected and Jarrett had no shot at it, but Jeff King came sliding in and caught it for a seven-yard reception.
Instead of punting -- which Carolina likely would have done at that point -- they had a fresh set of downs. Then came Williams with his biggest run of the season, a reverse-field gem helped by Steve Smith's excellent block (Smith had been called for holding on a similar play earlier in the drive, but this time did his job perfectly).
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