4:15 PM ET, December 14, 2008
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson found out last week he needed a heart transplant, coach John Fox asked his boss what the players could do to help.The answer: They're already doing it.
• The Panthers finished 8-0 at home for the first time since 1996.
• Carolina improved to 4-0 vs. AFC teams this season.
• Rookie running back Jonathan Stewart scored his ninth rushing touchdown of the season, setting a franchise record.
• The Broncos lost for the first time this season against the NFC and first time vs. the Panthers in three all-time meetings.
-- ESPN research
Panthers RG Keydrick Vincent (groin) was replaced by Jeremy Bridges in the fourth quarter. It was Bridges' first game since being arrested on two counts of misdemeanor assault last week. ... Panthers DT Maake Kemoeatu (ankle) left in the third quarter. ... The Broncos allowed three sacks after going three straight games without one.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.7||7.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||2-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||11:03||P.J. Pope 7 Yard Pass From Jay Cutler (Matt Prater Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 61 yds, 4:02
|TD||8:28||Steve Smith 15 Yard Pass From Jake Delhomme (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 74 yds, 2:37
|FG||3:42||Matt Prater 43 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 55 yds, 4:44
|FG||0:15||John Kasay 39 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 6 yds, 1:34
|TD||6:33||Jonathan Stewart 2 Yard Run (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 73 yds, 5:36
|FG||0:04||John Kasay 44 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 2 plays, -2 yds, 0:03
|TD||13:01||Deangelo Williams 56 Yard Run (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 80 yds, 2:11
|FG||11:27||John Kasay 42 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 39 yds, 5:23