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October 31, 2010

It's a final: Rams 20, Panthers 10

    In perhaps the Carolina Panthers' worst showing in St. Louis in 2001, they lost 48-14 to the Rams.

    That day, poor Matt Lytle was 15-of-25 for 126 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.

    Sunday was awfully familiar.

    Matt Moore and the Panthers offense took a major step back Sunday, losing 20-10 in as inept a display of offense as they've had all year.

    Moore was 23-of-36 for 194 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions.

    The only time he looked competent at all was in two-minute situations, which accounted for the second-quarter field goal and the fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell.

    Steve Smith can no longer complain about enough action. Moore looked his way often, but he had at least two egregious drops and fumbled early in the fourth quarter to allow the Rams to salt this one away.

    The loss drops the Panthers to 1-6, meaning they're going to have to work hard to get that benchmark 7-9 record.

    The Panthers ran for just 25 yards on the day. Jonathan Stewart had 14 carries for 30 yards, and the 11-yard loss on a reverse by David Gettis caused them to back up from there.

-- Darin Gantt


Posted by Observer Sports on October 31, 2010 at 03:58 PM | Permalink


Pathetic....and Moore was terrible, he missed a wide open Smith a few times, the LaFell TD was a bad throw, followed by a great run. Moore once again looked like Delhomme......so we now have 3 useless QBs (I'm counting A E because app fans continue to say he will win, which he won't)

Posted by: Josh | Oct 31, 2010 4:09:54 PM

John Fox is ruining his resume

Posted by: sirpurr | Oct 31, 2010 4:13:24 PM

Yep, Steve has now caught this incurable disease. He's been sucked into the abyss with all the others. Too bad JR dumped so many of last year's players just to save money. We could still be competitive. Now we're not. Totally sacrificed this year for the "youth movement" and some of the youth will never be good enough. I had thought i'd pick up tix for next Sunday's game. Now it would be too unbearable to spend good money on.

Posted by: I wantJake | Oct 31, 2010 4:17:17 PM

This lame duck coaching staff is a complete joke. On week the offense looks good, then the next week it's look just like 5 losses we had earlier this year.

Is Meeks that stupid to not blitz on 3rd and 18? Giving Sam B all the time in the world to pass. I will be glad he is gone, afraid to blitz when he should have.

What's up playing our db's 5-7 yards off the scrimmage? The Rams throwing a bunch of short passes, picking up 5 to 8 yards on mostly every play.

On offense, if your going to pass, how about spread the receivers out? Running good routes to get 1st downs. instead of looking for the home run play.

Offensive line constantly having to block 8 to 9 guys. How can the running game get going?

Hopefull Hurney hires an offensive minded head coach, along an aggressive defensive coordinator.

Posted by: adam carter | Oct 31, 2010 4:18:31 PM

I meant "one" week.

Posted by: adam carter | Oct 31, 2010 4:19:15 PM

Fire Fox now!!! I'm sick of this horrible offense

Posted by: tpnay | Oct 31, 2010 4:22:53 PM

AT LEAST 3 times I saw the Panthers receivers on 3rd down not be past the first down line when they caught the ball, including Smith's catch and fumble. John Madden said that used to drive him nuts when he was coaching. GO PAST THE FIRST DOWN LINE FOR CRYIN OUT LOUD.

Posted by: tetsuro | Oct 31, 2010 4:27:31 PM

Why in the world did the Panthers management ever pick Jeff Davidson for an offensive cordinator? He didn't do a thing at Cleveland and he is doing a PITIFUL job here. Fire him and hire somebody who knows how to call offensive plays.

Posted by: tetsuro | Oct 31, 2010 4:30:09 PM

Sad!! Nothing else to say. Just SPEACHLESS!

Posted by: Chuck | Oct 31, 2010 4:30:32 PM

It's kind of hard to coach terrible football players, so I wouldnt blame the coach. Steve Smith showed today that he is not a very good WR anymore and may want to consider retirement. Matt Moore should hand the ball over to Pike and let him run the show. Clausen should just call it quits. He is the worst QB in the NFL, a record that will look good at end of year in the stats

Posted by: Sarge | Oct 31, 2010 4:37:38 PM

Where's Dwayne Jarrett? Marty Hurney and Don Gregory are the real reasons this franchise is where it is today! Time to clean house but the owner is even too cheap to do that!

Posted by: Jake | Oct 31, 2010 4:37:56 PM

no future in any of the QBs we have now. I'd snag Andrew Luck in the top 5 pick or even Jake Locker. Because a WR isnt gonna solve problems

Posted by: i hate john "the retard" fox | Oct 31, 2010 4:38:11 PM

The flea-flicker was an okay play, only if the Oline knew how to block. Not only but also Moore doesn't stare down at Smith to much.

But with Meeks stupid defensive play calling, I was surprise how the defense kept the team in the game.

Can Davidson design a play with the receivers going over the 1st down mark, especially when needing a 1st down?

Posted by: adam carter | Oct 31, 2010 4:38:15 PM

Why would Carolina draft another QB, so y'all can boo him if he was to lose 3 to 4 straight games? Just like Clausen.


Dwyane J is gone, he wasn't doing a damn thing. If he was so good, how come another team didn't sign him.

Posted by: adam carter | Oct 31, 2010 4:40:43 PM

Jake Locker is a joke, Andrew L is going to the Bills with the 1st pick.

Posted by: adam carter | Oct 31, 2010 4:43:29 PM

I have three very important questions to ask? 1) Does anyone know who has final authority over the NFL Draft. Is it Marty Hurney or John Fox? 2) Who has final authority over the 53man roster and 3) who has final authority over the 45man game day roster? These three areas are what every GM and Head Coach argue to get into writing in their respective contracts. Can anyone answer this for me? Anyone?

Posted by: Dominic | Oct 31, 2010 4:47:35 PM

The game today has to be one of the Panthers all time worst games in the history of the franchise. O line blocking was non-existant and defensive backs didn't cover anyone. The offensive play calling was atrocious.

Posted by: CPANTHER515 | Oct 31, 2010 4:48:52 PM


Does anyone know who has final authority over the NFL Draft?

Marty H has the authority over the players he draft.

Who has final authority over the 53man roster and who has final authority over the 45 man game day roster?

Both Fox and Hurney has the authority over the 53 man roster. Fox tells Hurney the players he wants to stay or be let go. But come game day Fox has the authority over who plays or sits out. I think, but not sure.

Posted by: mark smith | Oct 31, 2010 4:52:25 PM


Posted by: Dominic | Oct 31, 2010 4:54:06 PM


You mean the Linebackers can't cover, since both Beason( not good at the Wlb) and James A gave up touchdowns today.

But if I was going to bash one of the secondary players, it's Richard M.

Posted by: adam carter | Oct 31, 2010 4:55:03 PM


Posted by: i hate john "the retard" fox | Oct 31, 2010 5:13:16 PM


Posted by: i hate john "the retard" fox | Oct 31, 2010 5:13:25 PM


Posted by: i hate john "the retard" fox | Oct 31, 2010 5:13:31 PM

Can somebody please tell me why Richardson and Hurney refused to call Peppers again? We stink.

Posted by: harryb | Oct 31, 2010 5:27:13 PM

PUNKASS Steve Smith. PUNKASS Panthers.

Posted by: Duke Football | Oct 31, 2010 5:28:02 PM

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