Jake Delhomme took some big hits this week, bigger than anything he so far has taken Sunday night, from national commentators, among them Keyshawn Johnson.
But at a time New York had all the momentum and its fans were making all the noise and Carolina's lead, which was once 11, was down to a point, the Panthers faced third and five. Jake found Muhsin Muhammad for a first down. The Panthers faced third and nine. Jake found Dwayne Jarrett for a first down.
De Angelo Williams toucdown will get the attention, and he should get most of it. But the third-down passes Jake hit, in this place against this defense, put DeAngelo in position to do what he does.