September 28, 2008
3rd Quarter Summary (Otah out)
Score: Panthers 17, Falcons 9
John Kasay's 44-yard field goal with 1:39 left in the period was big for Carolina because it stretched the Panthers' lead to more than a touchdown.
Mostly, it's been a defensive struggle. Carolina is doing a good job defending the NFL's leading rusher, Michael Turner. He has been held to 43 yards on 16 carries.
The Panthers had a 320-201 edge in total yards at the end of the period.
Panthers right tackle Jeff Otah, a first-round draft pick, left the game late in the period with an injured right ankle. His return was said to be questionable. Earlier, in the game, left tackle Jordan Gross left with a head injury.
That means Carolina is playing with only two offensive linemen still at positions as the unit that opened the game (center Geoff Hangartner and left guard Keydrick Vincent).
-- Charles Chandler
Posted by Observer Sports on September 28, 2008 at 03:25 PM | Permalink
It would have been great to have one of those seasoned veterans as a backup right now. That last minute complacency by that staff (keeping Goings, Salley, Om... & B...)! On a lighter note, keeping Hilee Taylor over McClover just showed divends. That sack couldn't have came at a better time by that rookie.
Posted by: Keeping it Real | Sep 28, 2008 4:35:38 PM
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