Another week out of the way. At least the ‘Skins didn’t lose this week. They didn’t play! Hah!
The Panthers rebounded nicely, beating the Cardinals 34-21. They ran the ball hard against the league’s number one pass defense, racking up 185 yards in the first half. De Angelo Williams rushed for 158 yards and Jonathan Stewart 87. Steve Smith ran for 17 and Jake had 7 to add to the total.
Jake played very well, completely opposite from what he’d shown so far. In the pre-game show, they said the Panthers’ new offensive coordinator had had Jake doing things differently all season. Today he was turned loose to do things HIS way. Result: no turnovers.
One bad thing. Jake took a hit to the chest early in the fourth quarter and sat out a series. Moore took over for him, then he returned in the next set of downs. But he only ran a few more series before he was taken out for the rest of the game. A chest injury they say. Throwing passes caused pain(I noticed he never completed a pass after that initial hit). Let’s hope it’s not serious.
Kurt Warner had six turnovers(5 picks and a fumble). On one, Julius Peppers reached up and snagged a short pass, literally jogging just twenty yards to the end zone.
I don’t know what happened with the Jets against the Dolphins. Watching the scores in the box as the game progressed, I saw the Jets trailed through the whole game. Every time the jets got close, they would give up another score. Final score: 30-25.
The big game is tomorrow night. The Saints against the falcons. And next week, it’s the Panthers against the Saints. Have at it, Charles!