1:00 PM ET, October 5, 2008
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Herm Edwards came up to John Fox an hour before kickoff and gave him a hearty bear hug. The former college teammates then exchanged stories and laughs.But the second matchup of the ex-San Diego State defensive backs was no fair fight: Fox has the Carolina Panthers looking like an NFC contender, and Edwards' Kansas City Chiefs are still clearly rebuilding, no matter what happened last week.
Fast Facts• Carolina posted its largest shutout in franchise history, topping a 24-0 win over Tampa Bay in 1996. It was the fourth shutout in franchise history and first since a 15-0 win vs. the Rams on Nov. 19, 2006. • DeAngelo Williams recorded three total touchdowns and 123 yards, his fourth career 100-yard game. The Panthers are 7-0 all-time when Williams gets 80 rushing yards. • The Panthers' 4-1 start is the best by the club since 2003 when they started 5-0.
-- ESPN research
Panthers WR D.J. Hackett (knee) was sidelined in the first quarter. With Dwayne Jarrett inactive, Mark Jones filled in as the No. 3 receiver and had a 19-yard reception. ... Panthers C Ryan Kalil (ankle) DE Hilee Taylor (knee) were also injured. ... Thigpen completed 5 of 10 passes for 37 yards.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||2.5||6.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||05:10||Deangelo Williams 10 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||0||7|
|TD||09:51||Deangelo Williams 25 Yd Pass From Jake Delhomme (John Kasay Kick)||0||14|
|TD||00:26||Deangelo Williams 32 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||0||21|
|FG||10:14||John Kasay 32 Yd||0||24|
|TD||02:31||Muhsin Muhammad 47 Yd Pass From Jake Delhomme (John Kasay Kick)||0||31|
|FG||12:26||John Kasay 43 Yd||0||34|