Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Carolina to Face Some Pretty Heavy Hitters

The Carolina Panthers schedule is getting heavy in the next few weeks. We will be playing all playoff contending teams with Atlanta, the Buccaneers, the Cowboys and then the Falcons again. We will see the New Orleans Saints again as well and they beat us once this season already. The Panthers win against the Buffalo Bills is definitely a good start to a tough end of season schedule. We got pretty fired up late in what looked like it was going to be a loss. Michael Gaines scored the winning touchdown with just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter off a pass from Jake Delhomme. After our loss to the Chicago Bears and the Panthers slow start against the Bills, it looked like we were losing our edge. But it does look like we have the strength and the talent to win some of these next conference match ups.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Bears Hug Jake Delhomme

Unfortunately our Carolina Panthers lost to the Chicago Bears on Sunday and it wasn’t pretty. It is not that we played badly, we just couldn’t break the Bears defensive line nor could we avoid their perfectly executed pass rush. Overall we were beaten early as it became evident that we were not going to get into the end zone. The Bears goal line was well protected by Brian Urlacher and Adewale Ogunleye. Jake Delhomme was sacked eight times by the brutish Bears defense and we just couldn’t stop them. Now is the time to put this behind us, as fullback Brad Hoover says. We have to focus on the Buffalo Bills now and forget we ever played the Chicago Bears.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Bollinger QB for the Panthers?

The Panthers pounded the New York Jets this weekend 30-3. The Panthers defense was working hard and the Jets under Coach Herm were playing pretty well all the way into the fourth quarter. We rushed for a lot of yards and the Jets held Steve Smith to just 34 yards. It wasn’t enough because in the last quarter Ken Lucas got two key interceptions, Stephen Davis got his touchdown and Chris Gamble got his own interception fueling the Panthers fire. Will Witherspoon had to get some of that Brooks Bollinger action too with his own interception that resulted in his first NFL touchdown ever. Overall the Panthers looked awesome winning their sixth game in a row.