1:00 PM ET, September 7, 2003
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Jake Delhomme ran into the Carolina Panthers' huddle, fists pumping and words of encouragement flying. It was his first chance to be the starting quarterback, and Delhomme wasn't going to blow it.
Jake Delhomme came off the bench to lead Carolina's comeback.
The Jaguars will have enough talent and it starts with QB Mark Brunell. The past few years, Brunell and his former coach weren't on the same page. Today the team and Brunell looked like the Jags of a few years ago. They should be competitive and will be better when Jimmy Smith returns.
So is Delhomme now the new starter?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Brunell tied a Jacksonville team record with his 13-straight completions. ... Matthew Hatchette's 33-yard touchdown reception was his first score since the 2000 season. ... Jacksonville running back Fred Taylor had 71 yards rushing and 51 yards receiving. ... Peete's wife, actress Holly Robinson Peete, sang the national anthem wearing her husband's jersey as a dress. ... Carolina linebacker Mike Caldwell injured his knee in the first half and is likely out for the season.
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