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November 11, 2012

Final score: Broncos 36, Panthers 14

Score: Broncos 36, Panthers 14

Scoring play: A 5-yard touchdown rush by Ronnie Hillman.

Drive: 4 plays, 54 yards, 1:45

Key play: A 44-yard pass by Peyton Manning to Demaryius Thomas. The play came from midfield and put the Broncos inside the Panthers' 10. 

Time of game: 3:23 in the fourth.


Score: Broncos 29, Panthers 14

Scoring play: A 5-yard touchdown pass from Cam Newton to Greg Olsen.

Drive: 10 plays, 77 yards, 4:22.

Key play: An 18-yard pass to Olsen from the Denver 40 to get Carolina in the red zone.

Time of game: 5:09 in the fourth quarter.

Worth mentioning: Steve Smith wasn't in the game for nearly the entire series. He does not appear to be injured. At the time of this post, he was sitting on the defense's bench.


Score: Broncos 29, Panthers 7

Key play: A Mike Adams safety on Cam Newton.

Time: 10:24 in the fourth

Worth mentioning: Newton took two consecutive sacks. The first one went for -11 to the Carolina 2, the second went for a safety.


Score: Broncos 27, Panthers 7

Scoring play: A 27-yard field goal by Matt Prater

Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 3:25

Key play: A 22-yard pass from Peyton Manning to Joel Dreessen. Manning fonud Dreesen, his ninth receiver of the day, on a 1-and-10 from the Carolina 30. The play got Denver inside the Panthers' 10.

Time of game: 14:17 in the fourth.

Worth mentioning: The Panthers are 0-for-9 on third down conversions this game.


Score: Broncos 24, Panthers 7

Scoring play: A 40-yard interception return for a touchdown by Tony Carter.

Key play: Von Miller got pressure on Cam Newton after beating Ben Hartsock, who could have been flagged for holding. Miller wrapped up Newton's feet as he threw to Brandon LaFell along the far sideline. Tony Carter stepped in front and returned the pick.

Time of game: 9:59 in the third quarter.

Worth mentioning: The Panthers had just held the Broncos to their second three-and-out of the second half before the pick-six. Charles Johnson had sacked Peyton Manning for the first time all game and forced Manning to fumble, and the Panthers recovered. 

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on November 11, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink


Wow the panther o-line is terrible. Big money Jordan Gross is a disgrace to that line.

Posted by: ryan | Nov 11, 2012 3:19:25 PM

Another classic example of being purely outclassed in all aspects of the game. Rivera is showing he cannot adjust, inspire or motivate this team in any fashion.

Posted by: Steve W. | Nov 11, 2012 3:21:30 PM

The defense has had a very respectable game, offense is lost and has been overpowered, agree with above regarding the coaching staff...

Posted by: David | Nov 11, 2012 3:35:27 PM

laughable..rivera doesnt know how to adjust.
i hope he gets let go in the morning.

Posted by: ...... | Nov 11, 2012 3:37:28 PM

This is ridiculous, the whole-o line, o-coach, and the head coach. No adjustments. PUrely pathetic. We need a new QB. Newton is not a franchise QB.

Posted by: omg | Nov 11, 2012 3:37:56 PM

Why do we have to wait for the last minutes to fire the head coach, and just sit NEWTON for rest of the year. He may learn from it. They are making mokery out of panthers. RIDICULOUS.

Posted by: omg | Nov 11, 2012 3:41:53 PM

this is unreal, touchdown series was all quick short passes, now its all drop back after dropback with a line that is non existant, how can the coaches not make changes...and how can you guys expect the QB to be able to do anything out a line in front of him.

Posted by: waveslayer | Nov 11, 2012 3:45:37 PM

exactly.. gotta have the quick short passes.. playcalling is ridiculous. FIRE RON.

Posted by: FIRE RON | Nov 11, 2012 3:47:06 PM


Posted by: omg | Nov 11, 2012 3:58:50 PM


Posted by: KENJ | Nov 11, 2012 4:00:21 PM

Steve Smith sitting on the defense bench ???? hmmm....interesting.

Posted by: omg | Nov 11, 2012 4:03:32 PM

Fire the coach!!!!!!

Posted by: Tinybton | Nov 11, 2012 4:10:24 PM

What will be the excuss for losing this time???

Posted by: Loser | Nov 11, 2012 4:11:32 PM

Newton is such a baby. Another Vince Young I see.

Posted by: omg | Nov 11, 2012 4:14:51 PM

Rivera may be a good head coach one day but now is not the time, Panthers need a fiery, vocal head coach that knows how to get the most out of younger players...John Gruden.

Posted by: waveslayer | Nov 11, 2012 4:15:22 PM

Well that was an EMBARASSMENT!!

Posted by: Gary LaShier | Nov 11, 2012 4:18:56 PM

what a pathetic offensive performance. and the o-line was horrible and when they were not, Cam held on to the ball wayyy too long. At least 4 of those he should have taken off running. And all of the Broncos paroding Cam's Superman move was an example of reaping what you sew. You know he did that on his very FIRST TD last year. (it would have been bad enough if he thought it up coming into this year)

Posted by: tom | Nov 11, 2012 4:20:45 PM

Can not see faulting Newton, he is a kid after all, its upto the coaches to mentor and teach him, he has the raw talent, I put it on the coaching staff.

Posted by: waveslayer | Nov 11, 2012 4:23:34 PM

Who do we pick for the first round draft choice ?
And, is it too late to sit NEWTON and let him learn from Anderson ?

Posted by: omg | Nov 11, 2012 4:25:48 PM

We pick a shut down corner first rd and O line second

Posted by: waveslayer | Nov 11, 2012 4:28:36 PM

with the line the way it is Anderson wont do anything either

Posted by: waveslayer | Nov 11, 2012 4:29:37 PM

CBS commentator making a comment saying that Carolina should pick the Oregon head coach or COLTS oc coach.

Posted by: omg | Nov 11, 2012 4:40:41 PM

Cam Newton is a great athlete who will become much better in time. I think he could become one of the best quarterbacks The NFL and the Carolina Panthers will have in the mix of the other great ones for a long time. Keep rockin Cam!

Posted by: Panther Fan | Nov 11, 2012 5:53:49 PM

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