December 23, 2010
Final: Steelers 27, Panthers 3
Well, they didn't get shut out.
Otherwise, not much went right for the Carolina Panthers Thursday, as they endured a 27-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
The Panthers gained just 119 yards in the loss, the second-lowest total in franchise history.
They fell short of the 113 yards they gained in the second outing in franchise history, Sept. 10, 1995 at Buffalo.
Only John Kasay's fourth-quarter field goal kept this one from being a total disgrace, as they were thoroughly dominated throughout the night. The Steelers used a 17-point second quarter to put the game away early, moving to 11-4.
The loss puts the pressure on Denver in the race for the first pick in next year's draft, as it moves the Panthers to 2-13.
The Broncos are 3-11, but would win a tiebreaker based on strength of schedule if the Panthers somehow beat Atlanta next week and they lose out.
As unlikely as that seems, the Falcons could clinch home field advantage through the NFC playoffs with a win over New Orleans Monday night. If that happens, there's a chance they pull all their key players, as New Orleans did in last year's finale before going on to win the Super Bowl.
-- Darin Gantt
Posted by Observer Sports on December 23, 2010 at 11:30 PM | Permalink
The most unprofessional effort I've ever witnessed by a professional team. Punting at midfield in the 4th QTR down 27-0? Run play on 3rd and 6 at the 7 and then kicking a field goal? A record of 2-12 and you leave Clausen in the game when he is obviously over his head. Someone help me understand this.
Posted by: coach4040 | Dec 23, 2010 11:49:06 PM
YAY! One more week till Andrew Luck is locked up!
Posted by: Michelle | Dec 24, 2010 12:03:13 AM
I never thought I would say this but Let's Go Saints
Posted by: Anonymous | Dec 24, 2010 12:10:54 AM
they showed how cheap they are, what make you think they would pay what you have to pay for a #1 overall pick. it will never happen. Theyll trade down so they dont have to pay.
Posted by: mike | Dec 24, 2010 12:52:47 AM
SO did Jimmy the elite QB Clausen (BAHAHAHAHAHAHA) Clausen run over and give the other QB advice like he did last week? JIMMY CLAUSEN SUCKS hands down and the sooner he is gone the better. Come on Luck...Andrew that is. GO PANTHERS
Posted by: Pat Daddy | Dec 24, 2010 1:07:54 AM
Only one more chance to lull us to sleep Foxy old boy! One more week of predictably bad football with Mr No Imagination.
Posted by: Sportsdon | Dec 24, 2010 1:32:25 AM
are our receivers that horrible that they cant get open or is it that our QB stinks so badly???
Posted by: d | Dec 24, 2010 4:29:30 AM
I'll take "stinks so badly", for 300 Alex.
Posted by: nasty 704 | Dec 24, 2010 9:14:53 AM
They could be worst if they cut KASAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: boydsgrigg | Dec 24, 2010 9:22:55 AM
"They could be worst"...
you gotta be kidding me...and I'm not even a member of the grammar police.
Posted by: Cat | Dec 24, 2010 9:50:37 AM
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