but not before a rain of near-Biblical proportions. In 17 years, I can't ever remember it raining quite that hard for that long. Now, the aftermath: the field is a sodden mess, the ball is wet and there are virtual lakes behind both teams' sideline.
Meanwhile, the Panthers -- down 10-5 at halftime -- caught a break midway through the third quarter when Jacksonville punter Matt Turk fumbled a good snap and was tackled on the Jaguar 38.
Carolina again failed to get in the end zone, but Olindo Mare hit a 32-yard field goal in the bad conditions and so now Carolina trails, 10-8, with 2:24 left in the third quarter.