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November 30, 2009

Peppers: Hand is 'better'

-- Defensive end Julius Peppers, bothered by an injured right hand in recent weeks, looked to be nearly at full strength in Sunday's loss against the Jets. Peppers, who had a half-sack and now has 7.5 for the season, had been playing primarily on passing downs and said Sunday the hand is “better.”

Peppers was part of a defensive effort that held the Jets to a field goal and one offensive touchdown -- and that came after one of Delhomme’s interceptions.

Peppers also had four tackles, one tackle for a loss and two quarterback hurries.

“It’s hard to lose any game, whether you give up 400 yards on defense or if you get beat the way we did today,” said Peppers. “It’s still tough, it’s still a loss.”

-- Middle linebacker Jon Beason’s 17 tackles – which tied a career high – were one off the franchise single-game record (18, set by linebacker Thomas Davis against Philadelphia earlier this season against Philadelphia, strong safety Mike Minter against Atlanta in 2002 and linebacker Micheal Barrow against the Falcons in 1998). -- David Scott

Posted by Observer Sports on November 30, 2009 at 03:52 PM | Permalink

Comments

Didn't Morgan have 20+ on the SB? Or are you talking regular season only?

Posted by: Thorrez | Nov 30, 2009 4:03:47 PM

Morgan did have 20 in the Super Bowl. I was thinking the same thing. Good performance anyway! Atleast by him

Posted by: Chuck | Nov 30, 2009 4:40:06 PM

So what hes really saying is...Jake throw an interception and I will force the fumble, so Beason can recover, and since we saved that TD, and gave the Panthers back the ball, I hand it back over to you to do what?

I know.....throw another interception...the defense will never beat a team, when you have your quarterback playing for the other team as well...

So make your millions, and let the haters continue to blame you for wanting to leave...

Posted by: Jennifer | Nov 30, 2009 6:11:24 PM

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