1:00 PM ET, November 16, 2008
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jake Delhomme was eager to make up for the worst game of his career. He settled for handing off to his two dynamic running backs.Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams bolted through huge holes in a record-setting day on the ground for the Carolina Panthers, who needed that dominance to hold off the winless Detroit Lions 31-22 on Sunday.
• For the second straight week, Jake Delhomme threw for fewer than 100 yards (98) but took home the victory as Carolina improved to 8-2 for the second time in team history and first since 2003.
• The Panthers rushed for a franchise-record 264 yards, including 130 from Jonathan Stewart and 120 from DeAngelo Williams. Williams now has eight rushing touchdowns this year, which is one more than he had in his first two NFL seasons combined.
• The Lions fell to 0-10. It's the third time in team history they've started out at least 0-10 and first time since 2001 (0-12).
-- ESPN research
Jason Hanson tied his career high and Lions team record with a wind-aided 56-yard FG in the first half. He also passed Nick Lowery for eighth place on the NFL's career scoring list with 1,714 points. ... Panthers reserve G Jeremy Bridges was inactive after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat over the weekend.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.4||7.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||07:23||Calvin Johnson 29 Yd Pass From Daunte Culpepper (Jason Hanson Kick)||7||0|
|FG||12:59||Jason Hanson 40 Yd||10||0|
|TD||08:19||Jeff King 15 Yd Pass From Jake Delhomme (John Kasay Kick)||10||7|
|FG||04:43||Jason Hanson 56 Yd||13||7|
|TD||02:39||DeAngelo Williams 56 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||13||14|
|TD||01:03||Jonathan Stewart 22 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||13||21|
|FG||00:04||Jason Hanson 27 Yd||16||21|
|FG||08:24||John Kasay 29 Yd||16||24|
|TD||06:05||Daunte Culpepper 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed)||22||24|
|TD||04:44||DeAngelo Williams 4 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||22||31|