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November 27, 2011

Halftime blog: Panthers 10, Colts 10


The Colts battled back from a 10-point deficit to tie the Panthers at 10-all at halftime at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Panthers had a chance to take a lead into the locker room, but Jamaal Anderson blocked Olindo Mare's 45-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the first half.

After being held to 1 yard of offense in the first quarter, the Colts rallied for 80 in the second quarter.

Cam Newton sliced in for a 14-yard touchdown run to put the Panthers up 10-0 with 14:03 left in the second quarter. It was Newton's 10th rushing touchdown of the season, putting him only two behind Steve Grogan for the NFL record for rushing scores among quarterbacks.

The Colts answered with a four-play touchdown drive on the ensuing possession. Curtis Painter opened the drive with a 14-yard pass to Reggie Wayne for the Colts' first first down.

Three plays later, Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn interfered with Wayne on third-and-3 – a 42-yard penalty that gave the Colts a first down at the Panthers' 17.

Donald Brown went around right end for a 17-yard touchdown on the next play, pulling the Colts to 10-7.

Adam Vinatieri's 43-yard field goal made it 10-all.


Posted by Observer Sports on November 27, 2011 at 02:26 PM | Permalink


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