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December 12, 2010

Final: Falcons 31, Panthers 10

    Generally speaking, when the Carolina Panthers run for more than 200 yards, it's a good thing.

    Sunday, it wasn't nearly enough, as they lost 31-10 to the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium.

    The Panthers gained 212 of their 288 net yards on the ground, which speaks to the good work done by RBs Jonathan Stewart and Mike Goodson as well as the struggles of QB Jimmy Clausen.

    Stewart finished with a season-high 133 yards on 18 carries, and Goodson added 70 yards and scored a touchdown for the third straight week.

    The Panthers fell to 1-12, and kept pace for the first pick in the draft. Buffalo and Detroit fell two games back by winning their third games (beating Cleveland and Green Bay, respectively), while Cincinnati held serve at 2-11 by losing to Pittsburgh.

-- Darin Gantt

Posted by Observer Sports on December 12, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink

Comments

YAWN. The metrodome video was more exciting to watch than this game.

Posted by: sowhat | Dec 12, 2010 4:10:14 PM

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, THANK YOU,THANK YOU, I WANT TO THANK JERRY RICHARDSON FOR DRIVING THIS TEAM INTO THE GUTTER, LIKE HE DID THE HARDEES RESTAURANTS.JERRY WOULD YOU PLEASE SELL THE TEAM TO SOMEONE WHO HAS DEEPER POCKET THAN YOURSELF.. WE NEED A REAL OWNER, NOT CHEAPSKATE, LOOKING TO MAKE A BUCK AND MOVE ON.

Posted by: Steve | Dec 12, 2010 4:33:07 PM

Keep fox in and we will lose out. I want the number one pick. Bengals are better than us.

Posted by: timmy tebow | Dec 12, 2010 4:34:58 PM

The Panthers are worst than the worst UFL team. Maybe they should get out of the football business!!!!1

Posted by: Matt | Dec 12, 2010 4:37:51 PM

i hate to admit but jimmy can't get it done. jimmy johnson said it best at halftime.

Posted by: james | Dec 12, 2010 4:39:32 PM

If any concession:

The Browns (5-8) were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. McKelvin intercepted Jake Delhomme's pass with under 4 minutes left at the Bills 32, and Buffalo was able to run out the clock.

Delhomme also lost a fumble on the previous possession, which led to Lindell's second field goal.

Posted by: par404 | Dec 12, 2010 5:29:24 PM

Same circus, different clowns....The Atlanta Falcons are a great team and a natural rivalry for Carolina...Watching the game from Raleigh, I couldnt believe how empty the stadium was for a division,natural geographic rivalry....I am taking bets on the over -under attendance when the mighty Arizona Cardinals clown act led by concussed Derek Anderson visit us nex week....I'll take under 30,000.....

Posted by: David Kempert | Dec 12, 2010 5:42:06 PM

just wondering: how many false starts and/or turnovers do you think the Panthers have committed within the first 4 plays of games this year?

Posted by: 308-18-1 & 2 | Dec 12, 2010 5:47:48 PM

Best pass of the game: Armanti Edwards completion for no gain in the first quarter. Too bad the rest of the offensive attack lacked ANY creativity.

Posted by: Reality calling | Dec 12, 2010 5:48:31 PM

@ David Kempert - I was at the game, and started tailgating at 7:30 am in a down pour of rain, temperature was dropping by the hour, and winds picked up quite a bit..There really wasn't that many Falcons fans, and by the end of the game, there were very few fans. Since I never leave a game early, it was a nice quiet walk back to my car 7 blocks away. If the weather is cold, and windy, 30,000 fans might be a stretch. But I will be there in the seats like every game, since 1995.

Posted by: Catsnmbr1Fan | Dec 12, 2010 6:02:30 PM

@to the guy with the paperbag on his fat head.. You can stop posing for the camera now, you're 15 minutes of fame / shame is up now. You are lucky you weren't sitting in front of me, that sign would have been jammed down your throat.

Posted by: Catsnmbr1Fan | Dec 12, 2010 6:06:06 PM

Jerry Richardson has invited the award winning Butler High School football team to the next Panthers practice to give the 'pros' some well needed pointers. A quote from PSL owner Tom Gentry "The Panthers should suit up the Butler High School team, it couldn't get any worse and more than likely it would get better with Butler players in Panther uniforms". The few fans at attendance in Sunday's slaughter said they thought they heard Jake, Peppers and Brad Hoover laughing loudly among the empty seats.

Posted by: Shane Douglas | Dec 12, 2010 6:49:24 PM

Clausen is terrible in the pocket, out of the pocket, and whereever else. Laughingly so, he thinks he's the future for the Panthers. If Marty Hurney has his way, Clausen probably is the future.....two losers....may be selling the PSLs next season. I've had it with this mediocre personnel that Richardson has working for him.

Posted by: EDDIELUCY | Dec 12, 2010 6:57:38 PM

WTH has happened? This looks like "Joes vs PROS" and the Panthers are the Joes. Clausen can't hit Smith at full stride. Clausen's agent gets the "Eskimo Award",He could sell an Eskimo snow, and a freezer to put it in, someone got payed off for that deal. The offence just has no leadership, the play calling is from the JV play book. Richardson don't want to answer any questions, I wouldn't either. The economy has hit football along with NASCAR, heck that's another FUBAR in and unto itself. I still pull for our team but we need talent bad!

Posted by: HarleyDave | Dec 13, 2010 11:55:05 AM

With a new coach on the way and the #1 pick (almost) in our grasps, this thing will turn around. Tampa and ST. Louis were the worst teams in the league last year and look what they are doing. NFL is all about parody and the Panthers will be back.

Posted by: Be patient people | Dec 13, 2010 12:42:52 PM

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