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November 27, 2011

Panthers 17, Colts 13, end of 3rd quarter

Attempting to a 12-game road losing streak, the Panthers are 15 minutes away for a victory, leading Indianapolis 17-13 entering the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium.

After being tied 10-10 at halftime, the Panthers forced the Colts into a three-and-out series on their first possession of the second half then methodically marched 64 yards for a touchdown and a 17-10 lead with 9:13 left in the third quarter.

DeAngelo Williams scored the touchdown, slipping around the left side of the Panthers' offensive line and motoring 25 yards for the score.

Twice in the drive, the Panthers converted on third down. Cam Newton completed a 13-yard pass to Greg Olsen for the first conversion then Newton scrambled 12 yards on third-and-one to set up Williams' touchdown run.

Trying to build on their lead, the Panthers hurt themselves when tight end Jeremy Shockey lost a fumble after catching a pass. Indianapolis defensive back Jacob Lacey knocked the ball loose and had a short return to the Indianapolis 39-yard line.

The Colts then moved downfield, connecting on a 40-yard pass from Curtis Painter to Reggie Wayne to the Panthers 13-yard line. It led to a 31-yard Adam Vinatieri field goal with 32 seconds left in the third quarter.

-- Ron Green Jr.

Posted by Observer Sports on November 27, 2011 at 03:09 PM | Permalink


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