15:00: The Panthers will get the ball to start the second half kick. Back deep is Mark Jones to receive Matt Prater’s kick. Jones gets back to the 20, before he is hit hard by Mario Haggan.
14:50: DeAngelo Williams starts the Panthers out with a 10-yard run picking up a first down.
13:54: Jake Delhomme looks for Steve Smith on a screen but Dre’ Bly has him covered, but Delhomme throws it up and Smith grabs it before being rocked by Josh Barrett. Nontheless, first down. And on the very next play, Williams blows through the line and into the open field. 56-yards later, he is in the endzone. Kasey is good and the Panthers are now up by 17.
Panthers 27 – Broncos 10; 12:49 remaining.
12:49: Royal takes it a yard deep, gets to about the 19 and slips and is touched down. The Broncos will look to answer from there.
12:44: Jay Cutler’s first down pass is nearly intercepted by Charles Godfrey. He was looking for Tony Scheffler but he couldn’t make the connection. Tatum Bell gets two on second down and it is third-and-eight. Cutler finds Brandon Marshall, who looks to make a move, but is cut down before getting the first down. Brett Kern is on the field. Kern gets ahold of one and drive Jones back to his 16. He takes to the 33 and is brought down. 57-yard punt for Kern.
11:02: Carolina’s Jonathan Stewart takes the first-down carry, leaves his feet and is drilled for a loss of three by Jamie Winborn. On second down, Jake Delhomme fakes a handoff, drops back and launches a pass downfield for Steve Smith, who is double-covered by Dre’ Bly and Josh Barrett, and the pass falls incomplete.
On third down, Delhomme takes the snap in shotgun and tries to find second-year receiver Dwayne Jarrett, but the ball falls through his hands and the Broncos stop the Panthers for a three-and-out.
Royal is back deep to receive the Jason Baker punt. He calls for a fair catch and the Broncos will take over at the 29.
10:02: A short completion to Bell and two incompletions and it is fourth down. Kern is back out to kick to Jones. Another good kick by Kern and the Panthers will take over at the 31-yard line.
9:05: Three yards for Jonathan Stewart on first down and then the Panthers pick up the first down as Delhomme hits Muhammad for 24 yards. First down at the Denver 42.
7:46: The two connect again for another first down and 13 yards… The two looked to connect again, but the ball is tipped and Josh Barrett comes down with it. Barrett’s first career interception and the Broncos have the ball at the 43 of Carolina.
6:13: P.J. Pope on first down gets nine and the Broncos have crossed midfield.
5:24: Pope picks up the first down on the next play.
A loss by Bell and a five-yard false start penalty and the Broncos are going the wrong directions. Second-and 16, Cutler hits a diving Royal for 12 yards. Cutler has Pope to his right on third down, he drops and fires to Marshall for the first down.
2:56: Cutler has a lot of time on first down, but here comes the Panthers rush and they got him. Loss of six, Thomas Davis got Cutler on that one.
Cutler hits Royal for 10 on second down bringing up third down. Bell this time is on Cutler’s right, he has Scheffler but he can’t hang on. Prater will come out to attempt the 47-yard attempt. No good, wide right. Carolina takes over. It was close, but it just didn’t come back for Prater.
1:25: Two short carries by Stewart and the Panthers have a third-and-four. Flag before the ball is snapped, false start on Smith. It will be third-and-nine now. Doesn’t look like the Panthers will get the play off before the quarter comes to and end. And they let the time run out.
See you in the fourth.