INJURY UPDATE: Panthers DT Maake Kemoeatu has an injured ankle and will not return.
15:00: Carolina will start the quarter third-and-nine at their 38. And they pick it up, Jake Delhomme to Steve Smith for 17 yards.
14:14: Jonathan Stewart gets nine on first down… a Panther is down following the play. The injured player is G Keydrick Vincent, he is up and walking off the field.
13:58: Stewart gets 10 on second down and the Panthers are inside the Denver 30.
INJURY UPDATE: Vincent has an injured groin and will not return.
12:30: Third-and-seven for the Panthers. Delhomme looks for Jeff King, but it is overthrown. Fourth down and out comes Kasey. Kasey from 42-yards out is good.
Panthers 30 – Broncos 10; 11:21 remaining.
11:22: Selvin Young is back to receive the kick. He takes it to the 28-yard line. Royal is back in on offense, so looks like they were just giving him a rest on that kickoff.
11:15: On second down, Kory Lichtensteiger can’t contain Charles Johnson who sacks Cutler. Broncos can’t pick up the third and long and out comes Kern. Another nice kick by the rookie and Mark Jones signals for the fair catch at the 25.
Lichtensteiger replaced Chris Kuper, who came off the field after the first down play. Not sure what happened to Kuper, but he was pointing to his helmet. May just be an equipment issue. We shall see.
INJURY UPDATE: DeAngelo Williams is shaken up and is questionable to return.
INJURY UPDATE: Kuper has a left hand injury and his return is questionable.
9:00: The Panthers pick up the first down as Delhomme hands off to Smith for a nine-yard gain.
8:15: Third-and-six for the Panthers, the give is to Stewart who powers his way for 11 yards and a first down.
6:05: Williams is back in for the Panthers and gains four on second down… Delhomme is under center for third down, but John Fox doesn’t like what he sees and calls for a timeout.
A false start penalty will push the Panthers back five yards. Delhomme hits Williams on a swing pass, but Dre’ Bly brings him down for a short gain, in fact he lost a few yards. Penalty flag after the play. Personal foul on Jordan Gross and that will push the Panthers back further. Baker is out to punt to Royal… no room for Royal after reversing field twice. Broncos will have it at the 12.
Marquand Manuel is down after the punt and the trainers are out to see him. He is up, but needs some help off the field.
4:00: Four yards on first down for Pope… on second down, Cutler hits Royal who takes a shot from Jon Beason but gets five. Third-and-one, and Pope gets the first down and some more. Longest run of the day as Pope takes it 24 yards.
2:24: Cutler looks deep for Marshall, but Chris Gamble has good coverage and the ball falls incomplete. two-minute warning.
2:00: Second-and-ten after the two-minute warning and Bell gets a first down… and gets 16 on the next play. Broncos at the Panthers 25.
0:50: Cutler to Marshall… he looks to make something happen, but is brought down after seven yards… Cutler in the gun, avoids one, but former is brought down by Tyler Brayton for a sack. That will end it, the Broncos fail to clinch in Carolina and fall to 8-6.
Panthers 30 – Broncos 10.