8:30 PM ET, December 8, 2008
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Williams, Stewart run over Bucs as Panthers seize control of NFC South
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- By running over, around and through one of the league's top defenses, the Carolina Panthers staked their claim as one of the NFL's top teams.
• NFC South teams are 10-0 at home this season when playing another NFC South team. The NFC South is also a combined 24-2-0 (.923) at home.
• DeAngelo Williams has scored a touchdown in seven straight games, the longest streak in Panthers history.
• Williams' two touchdowns give him the lead for most rushing touchdowns (13) in a season in Panthers history.
• Bucs quarterback Jeff Garcia had won five straight starts against the Panthers.
-- ESPN research
The Panthers' DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart became the first teammates in NFL history to rush for 100-plus yards, score two-plus TDs and average over 7.0 yards per carry in the same game.
Tampa Bay extended its streak of not scoring a first-quarter TD to six games. ... Stewart's two TDs gave him eight, breaking the Panthers' single-season record for rookies held by the late Fred Lane. ... Bucs DT Jovan Haye (knee) did not play, replaced by Ryan Sims in the starting lineup.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.7||8.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||08:50||John Kasay 33 Yd||0||3|
|FG||06:35||Matt Bryant 20 Yd||3||3|
|TD||01:56||Jonathan Stewart 2 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||3||10|
|TD||11:23||Antonio Bryant 50 Yd Pass From Jeff Garcia (Matt Bryant Kick)||10||10|
|TD||08:19||Steve Smith 38 Yd Pass From Jake Delhomme (John Kasay Kick)||10||17|
|TD||03:37||Carnell Williams 4 Yd Run (Matt Bryant Kick)||17||17|
|TD||13:21||Jonathan Stewart 4 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||17||24|
|TD||08:30||Deangelo Williams 16 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||17||31|
|TD||02:29||Antonio Bryant 15 Yd Pass From Jeff Garcia (Pat Blocked)||23||31|
|TD||02:07||Deangelo Williams 36 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||23||38|