Baltimore has a 14-point lead at halftime over Carolina, which is surely insurmountable given how bad the Panthers offense has been.
Other than Mike Goodson (11 carries, 69 yards), the Panthers have done nothing. Their passing game is as bad as it's been all season.
Joe Flacco, on the other hand, is 16-for-18 for 213 yards in the first half. So it's hard to say what's been worse -- the Panthers' passing offense or its passing defense.
Carolina did get one decent chance to score late in the half when it recovered a Baltimore fumble at midfield. Quickly, though, Brian St. Pierre got sacked, then threw a near-interception that Steve Smith corraled for about 7 yards and then threw a sideline pass David Clowney dropped. With 4th-and-12 from its own 49 and 0:09 left in the first half, Carolina decided to punt, drawing a cascade of boos from the home fans.
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