The Panthers have gotten a 36-yard field goal from John Kasay, cutting Atlanta's lead to 24-10 with 9:44 left in the fourth quarter.
The Panthers got just inside the Atlanta 20 -- again with the run, as Jonathan Stewart and Mike Goodson have now combined for more than 200 rushing yards -- before stalling when Jimmy Clausen tried to hit Gary Barnidge ("Gary Barnidge?!" TV analyst John Lynch said disbelievingly) on third-and-6.
The Panthers did have a couple of bright moments on the previous defensive possession, too, sacking Matt Ryan on two straight plays. There are maybe 10,000 fans left in the stadium, but there probably weren't more than 25,000 to begin with.
TV rating for Hornets opener was second-highest ever
11 hours ago