1:00 PM ET, November 4, 2001
Dolphins fullback Rob Konrad high-steps into the end zone as he scores in the second quarter.
Carolina is in dire straits -- the offense is really bad.
The Panthers don't have a running game, they're struggling with the passing game and they don't have much confidence on offense; they're not that talented, either. When you put all that together, it doesn't look good. And the Panthers have a long way to go before they they get better on offense.
To turn the question around, this was not the game to gauge Miami's defense. The question of whether the Dolphins' D is shaping into playoff form will be answered another week by a stronger opponent.
ESPN.com's Vinny Cerrato was director of player personnel for the Redskins and 49ers.
Morgan sprained his left ankle, but said the injury wasn't serious. ... Walls sprained his hip. ... Carolina receiver Muhsin Muhammad sprained his knee, but returned to the game. ... Miami safety Brian Walker and backup defensive tackle Jermaine Haley each broke his right thumb in the first half, but returned. ... Carolina cornerback Doug Evans' streak of making an interception in every game this season ended. ... Four of Miami's next five games are against AFC East rivals.