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November 28, 2010

After one: Browns 14, Panthers 7

    You know you expected a shoot-out today.

    The Browns lead 14-7 after one, a start no one saw coming. RB Peyton Hillis has both touchdowns, but former Panthers QB Jake Delhomme is doing his thing, and taking advantage of third-down penalties by the Panthers defense to grab the early lead.
    The Panthers struck first, on a drive that looked very familiar to Delhomme. Jimmy Clausen took them downfield in nine plays, but only threw two passes. One was a dump to Mike Goodson, another a nice third-down conversion to Jimmy Clausen. Goodson, starting ahead of Jonathan Stewart, did most of the rest of the work, capping it with a 26-yard burst.

    It was the first touchdown the Panthers had scored in the first quarter this season. No, really. Then Delhomme went to work, moving the Browns downfield efficiently.

    Hillis scored the TD from 9 yards out, but only after firing a laser off the hands of TE Ben Watson for what would have been a score.

    Delhomme looked about like you'd remember him, nearly throwing an ugly pick to DE Tyler Brayton on an intentional grounding, but also moving his team effectively.

    He spread it around nicely, and keeps his guys in position. The next drive was helped along by penalties by CB Chris Gamble (benched after missing Wednesday's practice) and DE Charles Johnson, who can expect a fine for whacking Delhomme in the head on the more egregious of the pair.


-- Darin Gantt

Posted by Observer Sports on November 28, 2010 at 01:50 PM | Permalink

Comments

i hope jerry richardson dies

Posted by: guccciiiiiii | Nov 28, 2010 2:00:48 PM

This team is so unprepare it's horrible to watch every week and year. Meeks is making Jake D look like a pro bowl, giving him so much time to throw along committing stupid penalities by Martin and Charles J.

5 more weeks until the whole coaching staff is gone. Clausen as always throw check downs which is good, but can he substain drives?

Posted by: adam carter | Nov 28, 2010 2:22:18 PM

Not a Panthers fan, but the refs are sure helping out the Browns. Wow I mean seriously, two of the Browns three TDs have come off drives where the Panthers extend the drive by a personal foul.

Refs need to learn to let teams play, 3-5 years from now this will be a flag football league at best.

But Meeks is at best a defensive back coach, gosh he is horrible as a dc not having Manning drop 30 a game.

Posted by: mark smith | Nov 28, 2010 2:26:25 PM

I see you corrected your mistake about Gamble's Helmet to Helmet penalty...

Posted by: Peace | Nov 28, 2010 2:29:56 PM

Haha wow Beason gives this team great field position by an int and still can't score/move the ball down field.

Fox and Davidson are trash only letting Clausen throw on 3rd down. How about throw on 1st and 2nd down sometimes?

Good pick by Captain M.

Posted by: mark smith | Nov 28, 2010 3:02:52 PM

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