New Orleans has taken a 17-3 lead into halftime, and the Panthers are being showered with a number of boos as they leave the field.
The Panthers have done absolutely nothing with Jimmy Clausen at QB -- they didn't do much with Matt Moore, either. Steve Smith has yet to touch the ball in the first half. John Kasay uncharacteristically missed a 40-yard FG which would have made the halftime score sound a little better.
For the offense, in other words, it's been business as usual.
New Orleans got a late field goal on the final play of the first half after Carolina ran the ball on third-and-long rather than trying to score itself on its last possession of the half. Drew Brees has had a big first half after an early interception -- two touchdown passes and 183 passing yards.
For the Panthers, meanwhile, Matt Moore had 13 passing yards before leaving with a shoulder injury. Jimmy Clausen has 11.
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