Carolina's defense -- shaky for the last several weeks now -- just allowed its third Peyton Hillis TD, this one from six yards out.
The Browns now lead 21-7 with 9:12 left in the second quarter. Cleveland has scored TDs on three of its four possessions and on the fourth only a fumble inside the Panther 5 prevented more points.
Carolina went 81 yards on its first drive -- one of its most impressive marches of the season -- but hasn't been able to do anything since. Rookie QB Jimmy Clausen has been nearly intercepted a couple of times and has been under heavy pressure in most passing situations.
Also, Carolina started Captain Munnerlyn at cornerback rather than their highest-paid corner, Chris Gamble, who has been playing the "third cornerback" position today.
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