The Elevator: Carolina Panthers Turn Season Opener over to Philadelphia

Posted: 13th September 2009 by Austin Penny in NFL
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The Carolina Panthers kicked off the 2009 season with a performance that rivaled their season-ending performance of a year ago. That's not a good thing. Jake Delhomme forced Panthers fans to relive the nightmare that was their playoff exit in the last meaningful game played at Bank of America Stadium. Delhomme threw four interceptions and lost a fumble before being benched in the third quarter as the Panthers fell to the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 38-10. Seventeen of Philadelphia's 38 points can be traced back to Delhomme turnovers, and the Panthers ground game had to be abandoned before it was established—a recipe for disaster in Carolina. The defense wasn't able to stop the Eagles attack, but were faced with several short-field situations. There was a noted increase in defe ...

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